ATTENTION CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS
As is required by, and to comply with California State Law (Proposition 65), be advised of the following, as it applies to some products available for purchase through this website: WARNING: This product may contain a chemical or substance known to the State of California to cause Cancer. WARNING: This product may contain a chemical or substance known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
What is Proposition 65?
In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to certain chemicals or naturally occurring substances. 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 substances known to the State of California 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 800 chemicals and naturally occurring substances since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 also requires businesses to notify Californians about any of these substances being present in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment, even if these are naturally occurring. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals or other substances.
What types of substances are on the Proposition 65 list?
The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring substances and synthetic chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list includes naturally occurring substances in addition to synthetically produced substances or byproducts of same.
Naturally Occurring Substances may be exempt.
Many of the substances on the list are naturally occurring in the environment, as they have been for millennia. As per the Proposition 65 guidelines, any substances that are naturally occurring and or are below the “Safe Harbor” levels, do not require warning or reporting. Natural products that may contain these substances include, but may not be limited to, herbs, vitamins, plant derived minerals, organic plant and or animal derivatives. However, the exact levels of these naturally occurring substances vary, as well, it is prohibitively difficult to prove their origin as natural, therefore, we included these warnings to comply with California Law.
Where can I get more information on Proposition 65?
For general information on the Proposition 65 list of chemicals, you may contact OEHHA’s Proposition 65 program at (916) 445-6900, or visit http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html.