What is “Prop 65”?
Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) is a California law which requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. Prop 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.
Prop 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.
Prop 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Prop 65 became law in November 1986, and is also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Prop 65 does not apply to products sold outside of the state of California. For more info on Prop 65, go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov For a fully updated list of all the chemicals and compounds that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity, go to: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list
Lead: Can cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Lead can be found in brass fittings. View the fact sheet here.
Carbon Monoxide: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. It is formed during the combustion of various fuels. View the fact sheet here.
Bisphenol A: BPA is a widely used chemical that be found in linings, plastics, and other materials. It can cause harm to the female reproductive system. View the fact sheet here.
Furniture Product Exposure: Some furniture products can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. View the fact sheet here.
Want to see more? View all of the Prop 65 fact sheets here.
More Info on Prop 65
If you have specific questions on the administration or implementation of Proposition 65, you can contact OEHHA’s Proposition 65 program at [email protected], 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.
Note: The information provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have any concerns about Prop 65 or how it may apply to our products, please consult your attorney.