What is a Prop-65 Warning?
California labeling law Proposition 65 (also known as Prop 65) is a law meant to notify residents in California of exposure to Prop 65-listed chemicals.
Note that Prop 65 warnings are only required under California law, not federal law, and are intended to apply only to California residents. Prop 65 does not ban the sale of products that contain the chemicals; it only requires warnings. According to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, a “Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements.”
What kinds of substances require warnings?
California Prop 65 lists over 800 chemicals such as pesticides and heavy metals that require warnings if they reach a certain limit. Prop 65 warnings are required on a wide variety of consumer products including food, furniture and supplements.
PROP 65 WARNING FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS - FOR ULTIMATE IMMUNE SUPPORT
WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals, including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Additional Information on Ultimate Immune Support Prop-65 Warning
This Prop 65 warning for Ultimate Immune Support is required due to lead, which naturally occurs in some food-based ingredients. Ultimate Immune Support meets federal guidelines for lead levels, but does not meet the more stringent Prop 65 standard (no more than 0.5 micrograms of lead per day). As a point of reference, the United States Pharmacopeia lead limits for safe daily consumption is no more than 5 micrograms per day, which is 10 times Prop 65 lead limits.
Should I be concerned?
All Further Food products undergo rigorous testing for safety and quality. Prop 65 standards for the state of California are extremely high. In fact, they are more stringent than federally mandated regulations and international standards.
Lead is commonly found in our environment and in the foods we eat. Many raw fruits and vegetables contain lead levels that exceed Prop 65 standards, which is 0.5 micrograms per day. For example, strawberries contain 2 micrograms of lead while spinach contains 7 micrograms of lead, which are 4X and 14X higher than Prop 65 daily lead limits, respectively. Just because a product carries a Prop 65 warning does not necessarily mean the product is unsafe.
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