California Proposition 65
What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a state law in California, USA. It requires businesses to provide warnings to individuals about exposure to more than 900 chemicals considered harmful by California regulators. If a product contains any of these chemicals, you may see the following warning on its packaging:
‘WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.’
Are these products safe to use?
Yes, JPL products are safe to use. A Proposition 65 warning label simply means that a product may contain a substance from the list maintained by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. These labels exist to inform individuals about potential exposures, empowering them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. The list is extensive and can change over time, including substances commonly found in everyday products bought and sold in California. For example, coffee, vinegar, fish, and many other commonly-used items have required warnings.
What chemicals are listed on Proposition 65?
The products listed under Proposition 65 have undergone testing by California regulators, with a requirement for minimal evidence regarding the potential harm to humans posed by the chemicals. It’s important to note that several of the chemicals on the official list have already been determined as safe by the FDA and/or EPA, following rigorous testing conducted over an extended period. If you’re interested, you can access the complete list of chemicals here.
In summary, all JPL products are safe to use. If you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.