What Is CA Proposition 65?
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is responsible for implementing Proposition 65, which was approved by California voters in November, 1986 and protects the state’s residents from being exposed to chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and/or other serious health effects.
What Does a CA Proposition 65 Warning Mean?
As part of the law, most businesses selling products in California must provide “clear and reasonable warnings” before knowingly exposing people to any chemical on the list, unless the expected level of exposure would pose no significant cancer risk. This warning is often in the form of a label on the product or its packaging.
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. So a compound doesn’t have to be labeled if a person exposed to the substance at the expected level for 70 years is estimated to have less than a 1 in 100,000 chance of getting cancer due to that exposure. The law also has similar strict cutoff levels for birth defects and reproductive harm.
At Lifestyle Furniture, we are striving to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Proposition 65 is designed to help consumers by informing them of potentially harmful chemicals in products. By viewing this list, you're able to better protect yourself and your family by knowing what products in California contain Proposition 65 chemicals.