Proposition 65: How Does It Affect Me?
What is Proposition 65?
The Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Also known as “Prop 65”) requires California to publish a list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Proposition 65 does NOT prohibit or restrict the sale of chemicals that are found on the list. The Act is meant to provide a warning to consumers about chemicals that may be found in their surrounding environments, products, and workplaces. These labels can be found everywhere within California. California is the only state where this is required. Products that are labeled are items such as aloe vera gel, toys, food products, and even apartment complexes. These labels are important for consumers to make educated decisions about the product that they are purchasing or the location that they are visiting. The required level of labeling if a chemical is present in a product is much below what is considered hazardous.
Is this law applicable everywhere in the United States?
No, it is only applicable to the state of California.
Are my Streamline products safe?
Yes, Yes and YES! Streamline manufactures its products in factories which adhere to the strictest manufacturing standards and laws.
We are required to list one or more chemicals that are used in the manufacturing process. Listing a chemical or providing a warning label does NOT mean that it is of a dangerous level or has exceeded any significant risk levels. It simply means that the chemical was used within the manufacturing process in some way, shape, or form. In the production of today’s goods, it is impossible to not use any of the Proposition 65 listed chemicals within the production process. By including a chemical in the warning, it provides a statement that it was used in the process of manufacturing the item.
Please rest assured that the products that you are purchasing are not hazardous. If you would like further information about Prop 65, the chemicals that are listed, or a general F.A.Q , please visit the OEHHA website at the following link:https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/general-info/proposition-65-plain-language