In November 1986, California voters approved a ballot initiative to address concerns about exposures to
toxic chemicals. That initiative became The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better
known by its original name, Proposition 65.
First, it requires the Governor of California to publish a list of chemicals that are known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Over 700 chemicals and materials
including many metals and plastics, have been listed as of march 10, 2000.
Second, it requires Manufacturers to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing anyone to
a listed chemical. This warning can be given by a variety of means, such as by labeling a consumer product,
by posting signs at the workplace, or by publishing notices in a newspaper.
It means that the Manufacturer issuing the warning believes that one or more listed chemicals is present in
its product, even if it is only present in trace quantities. JIDE Trading, Inc. has chosen to label all of its
products available. We use language approved by the State of California as follows:
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: This product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
(California law requires this warning to be given
To customers in the State of California.)
For more information:www.jidetrading.com/prop65
The list contains a wide range of chemicals and materials, including many metals and plastics, dyes,
solvents, pesticides, drugs, food additives, and byproducts of certain processes. These chemicals may be
naturally occurring, or synthetic. Some of them are ingredients of common household products, others are
specialty chemicals used in common industrial applications.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, OEHHA, maintains a comprehensive
website at www.oehha.org/prop65.html This website explains the law and offers a list of all the
chemicals and materials.
You can also e-mail or telephone the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s Proposition 65
Implementation Office at (916) 445-6900 (916) 445-6900