California Proposition 65 (Prop 65), known as the “Safe Drinking Water Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” is a very significant piece of legislation that’s been a hot topic lately. Prop 65 states that no one shall introduce into the drinking water of the state of California any substance that may cause reproductive or carcinogenic toxicity. This legislation has now expanded into the consumer product area. Wherefore, dietary supplements, herbal, cosmetic and even home products, etc. have been included within the confines of this piece of legislation.
For those of you following Prop 65, we thought it might be helpful to share some resources for the most up-to-date news on the legislation.
Here are four ways to stay abreast of the proposition.
- Google alerts. Simply type, https://www.google.com/alerts in your web browser then type in the words, “California Prop 65” or “Prop 65.” You can then set up alerts by type and frequency. We recommend selecting News sources. You’ll receive a notification when news is found on the search engine. Set the frequency to your liking.
- If you have a Twitter account, type in the hashtag “#Prop65” in the search tool. By default, the feed will sort by most popular posts. For the most recent posts, select “latest.” This will give you the list of all tweets, most recent first, about the legislation.
- The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) offers the most up-to-date news and notices regarding Prop 65. Click here to view the webpage dedicated to the proposition. http://bit.ly/OEHHAProp65
- We’re dedicated to staying on top of the news regarding Prop 65. Check out our website, blog, Facebook fan page and Twitter handle for frequent news!
SGS is dedicated to providing trace elemental analysis by ICP-MS. We also recognize that while it is very important to have the latest technology, having you receive your information on time is just as critical. To learn more about how we can help you meet the requirements of Prop 65, contact us today.