In 1986, California
voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure
to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65.
Proposition 65 requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known
to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which
must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals
since it was first published in 1987.
is Proposition 65?
65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of
chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that
are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition
65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves
from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California
businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals
into sources of drinking water.
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the
Proposition 65 program. OEHHA, which is part of the California Environmental
Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), also evaluates all currently available scientific
information on substances considered for placement on the Proposition 65 list.
does this warning mean?
You may have seen the following warning
associated with our products, as well as on other products purchased from other
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/