What is California Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposure to these chemicals.
Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.
Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, when California voters approved it by a 63-37 percent margin. The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
Where can I find out more information about Proposition 65?
The State of California provides Proposition 65 information on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website.
What is this warning label?
The label is a warning being provided by Fisher Manufacturing to comply with The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as “Proposition 65.” Many products sold in California are required by law to carry the label. The following is an example of the label Fisher Manufacturing will provide on its packaging.
We are providing Prop 65 warning labels simply to inform consumers that the product contains chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list.
All Fisher products meet or exceed the requirements of applicable product performance and safety industry standards, as well as the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
Why is this label included on my faucet if I don't live in California?
Fisher products are sold nationwide and Worldwide. It would be difficult to determine which products will be ultimately be sold or brought into California. Therefore, to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements, Fisher have decided to include these labels on all applicable products, regardless of where they might be purchased or sold.