How New Prop 65 Amendments Impact Calif. Businesses

Law360 (October 4, 2018, 1:42 PM EDT) -- California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as "Prop 65,"[1] is an expansive “right to know” law which requires businesses to provide warnings before exposing people to certain chemicals. Specifically, it requires businesses with 10 or more employees to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing people to chemicals which are known by the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. The state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, maintains the list of over 950 chemicals which are known to cause these harms.

The presence of a listed chemical does not...

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