California Residence - Proposition 65

California's Proposition 65.

Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a California law that was approved by voters in November 1986. Its primary purpose is to protect California citizens from exposure to toxic chemicals by safeguarding the state’s drinking water sources. The statute prohibits businesses from knowingly discharging listed chemicals into drinking water sources.

Proposition 65 also requires that a business selling products that contain certain identified chemicals in excess of defined levels, provide a clear and reasonable warning of the potential hazard. For many listed Proposition 65 chemicals, no warning is required on products determined not to exceed “Safe Harbor” levels of exposure. Proposition 65 is administered by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which publishes a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects. This list is periodically updated and currently contains over 800 chemicals. The list is accessible at

We at B & B International, Inc. are committed to providing safe and compliant products for our customers. Our goal is to continually work with our vendors to source responsibly and to comply with regulatory and reporting requirements as required by laws like California's Proposition 65.

The general Proposition 65 notice is as follows:

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals (Including Lead and/or nickel) which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Proposition 65 notice for wood products is as follows:
(Installation of hardware items on wood products.)
WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products generates wood dust, a substance which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Use a respirator or other safeguards to avoid inhaling wood dust.

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