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Proposition 65

Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The Proposition was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals.

Proposition 65 requires the Governor to publish, at least annually, a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Questions about Proposition 65? Check our Frequently asked Questions page or contact Sam Delson in the Proposition 65 office: (916)324-0955 or email Sam Delson at sam.delson@oehha.ca.gov

 
 
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