California Proposition 65
The Earthly Way is dedicated to making the highest quality products which will deliver the best functionality. Some of these products may contain trace amounts of chemical compounds which are included in California’s Proposition 65 list. In particular, some of our products may contain phthalates (group of components used to make plastics more flexible and increase durability and longevity). We have concluded it provides the best combination of durable quality and functionality for these products. After you read the below quote from the OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment), we believe you’ll have a better understanding why it is our opinion the standard use of our products poses no significant harm to individuals, animals, or the environment in general.
❝ For chemicals that are listed as causing cancer, the ‘no significant risk level’ is defined as the level of exposure that would result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed to the chemical over a 70-year lifetime. In other words, a person exposed to the chemical at the ‘no significant risk level’ for 70 years would not have more than a ‘one in 100,000’ chance of developing cancer as a result of that exposure.
For chemicals that are listed as causing birth defects or reproductive harm, the ‘no observable effect level’ is determined by identifying the level of exposure that has been shown to not pose any harm to humans or laboratory animals. Proposition 65 then requires this ‘no observable effect level’ to be divided by 1,000 in order to provide an ample margin of safety. Businesses subject to Proposition 65 are required to provide a warning if they cause exposures to chemicals listed as causing birth defects or reproductive harm that exceed 1/1000th of the ‘no observable effect level.’❞ (emphasis supplied)
There are a few Earthly Way products which fall under California Prop 65 warning requirements. In accordance with the state’s consumer awareness stipulations, the applicable products are designated with Prop 65 warnings on their packaging and/or our catalog and/or website.
What is Prop 65?
California’s Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels. A large number of common chemicals, some of which are used in gloves and accessories, can be the subject of such warnings. As a distributor of products in to California, our products must comply with applicable laws. We care about the safety of our customers and provide appropriate labeling to assist them in their buying decisions.
As part of this California law, businesses are required to provide warnings for products that contain any listed chemical. As such, the following warning will be included with all orders shipped to the state of California:
WARNING: These products may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.