What Is Proposition 65?

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Now called Proposition 65) is aimed to protect products and drinking water from toxic chemicals and to inform its citizens of exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

How Can I Ensure Compliance?

Prop 65 Compliance is an essential part of the regulatory process for any business selling their products in the State of California. The most important aspect of Prop 65 compliance is to inform citizens about exposures to hazardous chemicals. Any product containing a chemical that is known to the State of California to be harmful must bear a Prop 65 Warning. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) maintains a list of chemicals known to be harmful.  The list is subject to change as chemicals are added or removed when findings are published.

Nexreg’s Prop 65 Compliance service provides your company with expert regulatory interpretation and the most up-to-date guidance for your chemical products. Nexreg’s experienced team ensures all Prop 65 labeling and SDS requirements are being fulfilled.

Prop 65 Compliance Applies To

Alcoholic Beverages

Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.

Diesel Engine Exhaust

Breathing diesel engine exhaust exposes you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Food

Certain foods and beverages sold or served can expose you to chemicals including acrylamide in many fried or baked foods, and mercury in fish, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Furniture Products

Some furniture products can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Vehicles (Passenger and Off-Highway)

Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-highway motor vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm

Recreational Vessels

Operating, servicing and maintaining a recreational marine vessel can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Wood Dust

Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer.