Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was initiated in California. These warnings inform Californians about significant exposures to chemicals known to cause cancer or toxicity. 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 approximately 900 chemicals.
As part of this California law, businesses are required to provide warnings for products that may contain any listed chemical. As such, the following warning will be included on specific product web pages and included with all orders shipped to the state of California:
“WARNING: Cancer - www.p65warnings.ca.gov."
Products most likely to require Proposition 65 warnings include brass items, finishing products, or items made of PVC. The state of California's advice regarding safe handling of most of these products is to wash your hands after handling.
For more information about Proposition 65, please refer to the following website: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html