Proposition 65 Warning for Coating Technologies LLC
Proposition 65 warnings can be found on many manufacturers’ products, packaging and certifications, including ours.
The warnings are a result of a California State Law passed in 1986 – the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
What is Proposition 65?
The purpose of Prop 65 is to ensure the public is informed about potential exposure to chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The proposition requires the State of California to publish a list of these chemicals. This list currently contains over 1,000 chemicals and continues to expand.
Prop 65 also requires companies to provide a warning on their products and/or packaging if they contain any of these chemicals. Chemicals on the list can be found in many every day use items. A warning must be given if the listed chemical is present in a product unless it can be proven that the chemical poses “no significant risk”. The law defines “no significant risk” as a level of exposure that would cause no more than 1 extra case of cancer in 100,000 people over a 70-year lifetime.
Our product may have traces of various chemicals that are on the list, but they are all part of the normal plating process. The chemicals are all contained within the finished plating layer.
What does a Proposition 65 warning mean?
This warning included on our certifications does not mean our products will cause cancer or reproductive harm. Prop 65 may be defined as a “Right to Know” law and the warnings are not an indication that a product is violating safety standards or regulations.
Why do some products include this warning?
Proposition 65 applies to any company operating, manufacturing or selling products in the State of California. Our products are sold globally and typically applied to pieces of an assembly. It would be impossible to identify and place warnings on only products that would end up being shipped to California. We have chosen to include this warning on all of our products to ensure compliance with Proposition 65, regardless of destination.
For more information on Proposition 65, visit the State of California’s Proposition 65 website at: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/