California Prop 65

Proposition 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, aims to protect drinking water sources and California citizens from exposure to chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

The law requires people be informed about exposure to such chemicals. The State of California maintains and updates a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Consult the State of California to learn more.

Businesses are required to give “clear and reasonable” warnings before knowingly exposing anyone to a chemical above the listed levels. Warnings are commonly posted in businesses or public areas affected by chemicals.

Often, business owners, hotel owners, apartment owners, and managers will post warning signs to notify tenants, guests, and employees of the presence of chemicals on the Proposition 65 list, such as pesticides, lead paint, or asbestos.

Consult the State of California to learn more and to see a comprehensive list of Prop 65 chemicals.

NOTE: This information is a summary interpretation and was prepared as general reference material only. This summary is not authoritative as laws can be amended over time. For specific compliance requirements and updates, please refer to the actual code language and the statute or legal counsel.