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Prop 65 Compliance in Detail
California Proposition 65, which is also known as the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act”, is a California state right-to-know law designed to inform customers about the products they purchase. The state enacted this law in 1986, and it has undergone a number of changes and amendments since that time—further refining what is included in the law. Prop 65 affects all consumer products that are distributed or sold anywhere in the state. There are approximately 900 chemicals on the list that are known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive toxicity.
Proposition 65 requires that manufacturers list when certain (potentially hazardous) chemicals are present in either a product or in its packaging. The exposure limits for the chemicals vary depending on the substance or the product, so not every item will have the same requirements.
A company producing or distributing any product in the state of California will need to have both the product and the packaging tested to determine the levels of potentially hazardous substances. Depending on your particular product, these tests could be quite in-depth or may only require minimal work. Once the testing is complete, you will be able to state that your product and packaging is compliant. Not only does that keep you within the legal requirements of California, but it can also provide a boost to revenue from outside the state since it proves your dedication to safety.
How to Meet the Requirements of the Law
For many organizations, working with an experienced third party laboratory and board-certified toxicologist is the best way to assure all aspects of the law are met. Our company offers a number of testing and inspection options that can help ensure that you stay within the requirements of California Proposition 65.
If you would like to learn more about our CA Prop 65 testing services or any of our other testing and inspection options, call or contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions and help you get started.