Prop 65

Warning Pursuant to Proposition 65

 

Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings to be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more than 850 chemicals. In August 2016, OEHHA adopted new regulations, effective on August 30, 2018, which change the information required in Proposition 65 warnings.

Some of the products offered on this site may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects, or other reproductive harm. We are providing the following warning for products linked to this page:

List products that are subject to a Proposition 65 warning and repeat their warning here

For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

WHAT TYPES OF CHEMICALS ARE ON THE PROPOSITION 65 LIST?

The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust.

The list of chemicals has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987, and continues to grow each year.

Download the complete list of Prop 65 Chemicals here.

HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF?

The good news is that this law has caused many manufacturers to alter or change the way they produce products, in hopes to make them safer for consumers. However, there are still many items used every day that contain these listed chemicals that cannot be altered. As such, it is important for consumers to be made aware of the dangers and to take precautions when using these items to reduce or eliminate exposure. How you protect yourself largely depends on the product or place and the chemical you are trying to avoid.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON PROPOSITION 65?

If you have specific questions on the administration or implementation of Proposition 65, you can contact OEHHA’s Proposition 65 program at P65.Questions@oehha.ca.gov, or by phone at (916)445-6900.

For enforcement information, contact the California Attorney General’s Office at (510) 622-2160, or visit https://oag.ca.gov/prop65