California Prop 65 Warnings

Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity.

The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more that 850 chemicals.

In August 2016, OEHHA adopted new regulations, effective on August 30, 2018, which change the information required in Proposition 65 warnings.

California Proposition 65 Warning IconWARNING:

This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

California requires the following notice:

TOOLS

WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:

  • Lead from lead-based paints
  • Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products
  • Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.

Risk:
Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

Additional Information about Proposition 65
For background on the new Proposition 65 warnings, please see

Proposition 65 and its regulations are posted on https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/law/proposition-65-law-and-regulations.

To give notice of an alleged violation of California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.5 or 25249.6, you must send notice to [email protected]