Proposition 65 – Testing for Hazardous Chemicals

California Proposition 65, which is also known as Prop 65, is a California right-to-know law designed to inform customers about chemicals contained in products. The specific chemicals listed are known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The purpose of the law is to make consumers aware of exposure to these chemicals. Products containing levels above the allowable limit must contain a Prop 65 warning label so that consumers are aware of their exposure.

Adhering to Prop 65 requirements can be challenging for many manufacturers/importers. The Prop 65 list currently contains approximately 900 chemicals/compounds and is expanding and changing regularly. ATS assists clients by suggesting tests for Prop 65 compliance and working with toxicology groups to determine if a Prop 65 label will be required.

Potato Chips are Known to Contain Acrylamide
Bisphenol-A (BPA)
Plastic Liners Contain BPAs
Formaldehyde Can Be Found in Upholstery
Furfuryl Alcohol
Brewed Coffee Contains Significant Amounts of Furfuryl Alcohol
Heavy Metals
Many Types of Cosmetics Contain Heavy Metals
PFOS and PFOA are Found in Teflon
Tris Flame Retardants
Tris Flame Retardants are an Ingredient in Many Types of Latex
4-Methylimidazole Is a Component of the Ddyes That Make Cola Brown