Proposition 65 requires businesses in California to notify readers of chemicals and their known harmful effects within products they produce, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. Additionally, Proposition 65 prohibits all California businesses from intently draining listed chemicals into drinking water sources.
Prop 65 requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other reproductive harm. This list has grown to nearly 800 chemicals and is updated annually. The majority of chemicals on this list include ingredients in pesticides, common household products such as food, drugs, dyes, and solvents, chemicals used in manufacturing and construction, and byproducts of chemical process including motor vehicle exhaust.
SafetyCal now offers these mandated signs (click to see signs) and labels so that Californian businesses can appropriately warn citizens to make informed decisions about their exposure to chemicals. Businesses that do not abide by Prop 65 can be dealt violation penalties of up to $2,500 per day. Compliance to this mandate to provide "clear and reasonable warnings" must be met by August 30, 2018.