In 1986, The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) approved the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act,” as known as Proposition 65, in purpose of ensuring people are informed about exposure to possible harmful chemicals. The underlying risk of exposing in high level of chemicals listed in proposition 65 include cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm.
Proposition 65 has strict regulation about possible harm; the law defines “no significant risk” as a level of exposure that would cause no more than 1 extra case of cancer in 100,000 people over a 70-year lifetime; in other words, a compound can only be unlabeled if a person exposed to the substance at the expected level for 70 years is estimated to have a 1 in 100,000 chance or less of getting cancer due to that exposure.
Why there are warning labels of our products
Some of our products contain one or more of the chemicals listed in Proposition 65, but such containing does not mean using our products will necessarily lead to cancer or reproductive harm.
As proposition 65 only listed the chemicals, but did not mention exposure limit requirements, we have chosen to attach a warning label on any product that contains potentially toxic chemicals regardless of the level of exposure.
On the other hand, OEHHA doesn’t know which chemical the warning refers to, how exposure could occur, or how much of the chemical a consumer is likely to be exposed to. All of these factors are critical when determining how much risk a chemical might pose. The OEHHA cannot offer information to help consumers figure out what the potential risk is and how to avoid it.
Is it safe to use products with the warning labels?
Under normal use, we believe that the exposure brought by our products can be negligible in “no significant risk” range; A Proposition 65 warning label does not necessarily indicate a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. If you have any further concerns, please feel free to visit the following link and learn more about proposition 65.