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California Proposition 65

Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

What is Proposition 65?

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.

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.  The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

What does a warning mean?

If a warning is placed on a product label, the business issuing the warning is aware or believes that it is exposing individuals to one or more listed chemicals, even in trace amounts. HeatLink has chosen to label it's applicable products using language required by law.

Note:  The above warning will be provided on the product packaging, and may not be applied to each item within the package.

Where can I get more information on Proposition 65?

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program. More information can be found at their website:

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