What Does a Proposition 65 Warning Mean?
In 1986, The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (or what has come to be known as Proposition 65) was established in California. This environmental protection law primarily focuses on toxic chemicals and any places or things a person could come in contact with containing them. The law works to protect residents from harmful chemical exposure. It also protects California drinking water from contamination.
The main way Prop 65 does this is by requiring companies to place warning labels on all items manufactured with materials that are known to cause cancer or birth defects.