California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65 or “Prop 65”, was voted into effect by California’s voters in 1986. The goal of this California law is to protect the state’s drinking water sources from toxic substances known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm by prohibiting businesses from knowingly discharging these substances into drinking water sources or onto land from where the substances can pass into drinking water sources. The law also prohibits businesses from knowingly exposing individuals to these substances without providing a warning.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program. OEHHA, which is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), determines whether chemicals meet the scientific and legal requirements for placement on the Proposition 65 list, and administers regulations that govern warnings and other aspects of Prop 65.
Chemicals are added or removed annually from the official list of toxic substances based on California’s analysis of current scientific information. The California Proposition 65 List currently contains more than 950 substances. The latest list can be downloaded at http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/newlist.html
Hager Companies is committed to providing safe and compliant products for our customers. Our goal is to continually work with our vendors, supply chain partners, and resellers to source responsibly and to comply with regulatory and reporting requirements, including providing product warnings to our customers as required by laws like Proposition 65.
Approved Warnings – New OEHHA warning regulations that took effect on August 30, 2018, require more detailed product labeling. Hager Companies will ensure that its products that require Proposition 65 warnings are labeled in accordance with these new regulations.
An example of short-form product label: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive harm – www.P65WArnings.ca.gov
Hager Companies can also provide a list of chemicals found in our products due to base material or chemicals used in the production/plating process. A PDF “Warning Type By Finish” can be found on our website here.
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