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What Is Proposition 65?

Excerpt from the Proposition 65 information website at https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/:

"Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

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 since it was first published in 1987.

Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, when California voters approved it by a 63-37 percent margin. The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986."
 

Basic Warning

Warning WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
 

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

Woodworker Express advocates safe work practices, including use of protective gear to minimize risk of injury or damage to health and environment. For more information about Proposition 65 and how it may affect you, please visit the website below.

www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

California's Proposition 65 entitles California residents to special warnings for products that contain chemicals above certain threshold levels. The general Proposition 65 can be found below:

WARNING:
This product contains chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
 

WOOD PRODUCTS

The Proposition 65 notice for wood products states the following:

WARNING:
Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information, go to the OEHHA website.

For more information about how Proposition 65 affects specific products sold on this website, please contact the product manufacturer.