Companies recently received a 60-day notice from the California attorney general for not attaching warning labels to California's proposition 65.
Hexavalent chromium Cr(VI) is a harmful heavy metal element commonly used in the tanning of natural leather, pigments, dyes, inks, plastics and surface coatings.Acute and long-term exposure to Cr(VI) can lead to allergic skin reactions, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases.Cr(VI) is considered a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).1986 California enacted the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Substances Regulation Act, better known as California 65.California's proposition 65 would require the government to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.The list, which must be updated at least once a year since it was first published in 1987, has grown to include about 800 chemicals.Cr(VI) was first added to the list in 1987.
What does California 65 require of companies doing business in California?
The regulation requires companies to provide "clear and reasonable" warnings before intentionally or unintentionally exposing anyone to the chemicals listed.This warning can be issued in a number of ways, such as labeling products, putting up signs in the workplace, distributing notices in rental housing complexes, or publishing notices in newspapers.The warning labels on the products are as follows:
GST reminds relevant enterprises to pay attention to the requirements of California Proposal 65, make preparations in advance and timely collect relevant case information to meet the requirements of the regulations.We have a professional technical team to track the latest development of regulations and standards for you, and help you to develop the most comprehensive and economical test plan.If you have any questions about California 65 or other product compliance issues, please feel free to contact us.
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