Proposition 65 Warning
Proposition 65 for California Residents
Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986 in the state of California. The Proposition was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. This proposition applies not only to water, but also to consumer goods sold in the state of California.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. This list is updated periodicaly, and currently include over eight hundred substances.
Many of the ingredients on this list are naturally occurring in the environment, and may accumulate in varying amounts in different plants. Natural products including herbs and minerals may include some of the substances on the list. Some ingredients found in natural products – such as titanium dioxide – are identified as substances on the Proposition 65 list. Note that titanium dioxide is only considered a hazard by the state when it is airborne with unbound particles of respirable size.
The following warning statements are required by California law and may apply to our products:
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.