Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 was enacted as a California ballot initiative in November 1986. The Proposition was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water sources from chemicals determined by a state agency to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Over 900 chemicals are now on California’s list of Proposition 65 chemicals.
Prop 65 requires that a “clear and reasonable warning” be provided by a Company in the course of doing business, who manufactures, assembles, handles, distributes, stores, sells, or 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.
For a plain language explanation of California Proposition 65, please visit: oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html.
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