An industry disproportionately hit with Proposition 65 notices is the arts and crafts industry. Proposition 65, aka the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to notify consumers before exposing them to chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive or developmental effects. A warning is required if those exposures exceed chemical-specific safe harbor levels. There are over 1,000 chemicals currently on the list, which is published annually and continues to grow. Every business selling product into California must determine if they need to provide a Prop. 65 warning on their product.
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