What is prop 65?
California’s Proposition 65, officially called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Prob 65 testing is a part of the law, and the state is required to publish a list of chemicals that are “known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.” The list of substances covered under Prop 65 is updated annually and now includes about 900 chemicals. In addition, Prop 65 requires businesses to control chemical discharge that can affect drinking water.
The complete list can be found on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) website.
CALIFORNIA ADOPTS MAJOR CHANGES TO PROP 65 TESTING CHEMICAL WARNINGS
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted amendments to Prop 65 testing in 2016, which are set to take effect August 30, 2018. These changes update the requirements for Prop 65 chemical warning labels, which lays out the criteria for what constitutes a “clear and reasonable” warning and include major changes with respect to the content and design of the warning labels. Some changes include adding a yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark pictogram, requiring more specific information about the chemicals present in the product, and displaying the P65Warnings.ca.gov web address for more information.
This regulation is enforced by the Office of the Attorney General. Businesses who are not in compliance risk penalties for violating Prop 65 are as high as $2,500 per day. In 2016, the California Attorney General’s office reached 760 settlements with businesses for Prop 65 violations and assessed $30.1 million in penalties. Contact us for more information on California proposition 65 testing.
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We consider AM Testing & Services to be true partners. In addition to ensuring our testing fees are as lean as possible, requirements, direction and results are always clear and timely. Almost more importantly, AM Testing has been an excellent resource during our product development and selection phases. The additional support and direction provided have been instrumental in our process and it is simply invaluable to have a resource available for even the simplest of questions.
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It has been a pleasure working with AM labs and we have tested several of our products with them. We are based in India and it’s very important for us to work with a company which is responsive and easy to work with because of the distance. AM has always lived up to the expectations. We look forward to working with you in future too.
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AM Testing has been a wonderful testing partner for us as we launched our first toy into market. Roger and his team have been incredibly helpful guiding us through the testing processes and providing safety insights that have been invaluable for Meeper.
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AM Testing is a certified and professional team of experts. They are thorough and prompt and have a wide range of testing capabilities. They are the primary testing support for Y Line’s product development customers and for our own product launches.
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In MEL Science, we develop innovative chemistry sets for kids delivered monthly as a subscription service. Certification of such product is more difficult because every month we design and manufacture new chemistry sets. AM Testing & Services did a great job helping us to design quality products as well as with testing and certification of our chemistry sets in a timely manner.
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