Proposition 65 (PROP 65) became law in November 1986. The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about exposures to chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include over 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

APM Hexseal distributors have been made aware of the State of California’s Proposition 65 warning labels and signs that are required for products sold in California that contain certain chemicals deemed by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

If you have questions or require further clarification, please contact our Quality Assurance Department

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