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Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986 and requires businesses to provide warnings on/with their products about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. By law, a warning must be given for Prop 65 listed chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects/reproductive toxicity. An exemption from the warning requirement is provided by the Act when it can be demonstrated that product exposure is at or below “safe harbor levels”; that is, the levels pose no significant risk of
cancer or birth defects/reproductive harm.
An updated list of chemicals is available from the following website: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition65/proposition-65-list. According to the January 3, 2020 Proposition 65 List, there were over 1000 chemicals listed that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Biro Sales, Inc will continue to monitor our compliance to the Prop 65 list and a Proposition 65 warning will be attached to products containing chemicals identified by the state of California.
Find out more at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65.