What does the Prop 65 warning mean?

You may have seen the following warning associated with our products, as well as on other products purchased from other manufacturers:

WARNING: Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

This warning is the result of a law passed in California in 1986, referred to as the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or more generally referred to as "Proposition 65."

The warning does not mean that our products will necessarily cause cancer or reproductive harm. A Proposition 65 warning also does not mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. In fact, the California government has clarified that “the fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe.” The government has also explained, “You could think of Proposition 65 more as a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.” See http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html.

Any product or ingredient that has the potential of having heavy metals or pesticides present in it must include a Prop 65 warning. Our products contain a number of botanical ingredients where metals (minerals) are naturally present in the soil. As a result, there’s always a potential of trace amounts of these minerals being present in those botanical ingredients. Even if the likelihood of any health risk is very minimal, given the broad nature of the Prop 65 language, we’re legally required to include the warning.

While we believe our products are not harmful when used as designed, we provide the warning as a result of this California law.

If you have specific questions pertaining to this warning, please contact our customer experience team at (855) 281-2328.

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