What is California Proposition 65?
Products must comply with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (also known as CA Prop 65). The 1986 law aims to protect drinking water sources from contamination by chemicals and other toxic substances linked and also inform Californians about their exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program.
Are any businesses exempt from Proposition 65?
Businesses with fewer than 10 employees and government agencies are exempt from Proposition 65’s warning requirements and prohibition on discharges into drinking water sources. Businesses are also exempt from the warning requirement and discharge prohibition if the exposures they cause are so low as to create no significant risk of cancer or are significantly below levels observed to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. list of Chemicals for Prop-65.
- Identifying the chemical substance presence in Prop-65
- Supply chain analysis or data collection
- Risk assessment
- Compliance assurance process
- Identification and provide a “Clear and Reasonable” warning