Changes to California’s Prop 65 Law go into effect in August 2018
Prop 65 is a law that was enacted into California legislation in 1986, and has undergone a revision that goes into effect in August of 2018. The law intends to inform Californians about products or facilities that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
The regulatory update eliminates the use of a one-size-fits-all solution to Prop 65 signage. As of August 30th, 2018, all Prop 65 signs must include more specific information regarding what chemical(s) are present that may cause harm.
The use of “general” signs that contain text such as “This facility contains chemicals…” are no longer compliant with the EPA. All proposition 65 signs must list one or more chemicals present in the products or facility that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
For more information regarding chemicals that are listed for Proposition 65 in California, please review the following information: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list
Changes to the Format
In addition to requiring a listing of one or more specific chemicals, the August 30th update also requires some format changes.
The internet address for the OEHHA’s proposition 65 website, which includes more information about the potential health effects of the listed chemicals.
The warning symbol must be a yellow triangle, as seen below.
For more information about the new Proposition 65 update, please visit the OEHHA website at this location – https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65
Update your California Prop 65 Signs before August 30th!