DTSC Candidate Chemical Database
The Safer Consumer Products regulations require DTSC to post an informational list of Candidate Chemicals and to update the list periodically. (Cal. Code Regs, tit. 22, § 69502.3, subd. (a)). This list includes the chemical name, the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (if applicable), the basis for listing the Candidate Chemical (hazard trait and authoritative list name), and the group name (if applicable).
Chemicals that exhibit a hazard trait and/or environmental or toxicological endpoint and are listed on one or more of the lists identified in section 69502.2(a) of title 22 of the California Code of Regulations are Candidate Chemicals. These are the chemicals that are identified on the informational Candidate Chemicals list. In the event there is a discrepancy between the criteria in section 69502.2 and the informational Candidate Chemicals list, the regulation controls.
The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RNs) are listed as they are identified on the source list, therefore, a chemical may be identified using a synonymous name, and searching by CAS number whenever possible is recommended.
Source: California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)