California Residents - Proposition 65
What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 is a California law that addresses concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. It is also know as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This law directs companies to follow certain requirements.
What are the requirements under Proposition 65?
California maintains a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list currently contains over 900 chemicals.
Any business that sells products containing at least one of these chemicals must clearly and properly provide warnings prior to any purchase. These warnings should also be placed on the packaging of any such products.
What does it mean if any of my products have a Proposition 65 warning?
The Proposition 65 warning informs a customer that a product exposes he or she to a chemical that is known by the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Warnings are required for many types of products. These products include baked or fried foods, alcohol and fish.
Why don't I see these warnings for similar products from other businesses?
Hundreds of lawsuits are filed against companies every year because they are not complying with Proposition 65. These lawsuits usually result in significant penalties or settlements.
Where can I read more about Proposition 65?
You can find more information available at the following links: