For more information on Prop 65, please see below-
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 STATEMENT
Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) or The Safe
Drinking-Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. “Prop 65” was created through the ballot initiative process and was intended to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water from a State determined list of over 750 chemicals that are “known” by the State to cause cancer, reproductive harm, or birth defects. This list and other information regarding Prop 65 can be accessed at https://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.
Prop 65 requires that a “clear and reasonable warning” be provided by a Person/Company in the course of doing business, who manufactures, produces, assembles, processes, handles, distributes, stores, sells, or otherwise transfers a consumer product which he or she knows to contain a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity to any person to whom the product is sold or transferred.
The lead state agency handling Proposition 65, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA ; www.oehha.ca.gov), has established safe harbor levels which include No Significant Risk Levels (NSRLs) for cancer-causing chemicals and Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for chemicals causing reproductive toxicity for many of the 750+ chemicals listed under Proposition 65. Exposure levels and discharges to drinking water sources that are below the safe harbor levels are exempt from the requirements of Proposition 65.
On items that contain chemicals on the Prop 65 banned substance list you will see a label that will contain a statement such as this:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including ___________, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.