Josam statement on California Proposition 65

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The state of California requires Josam Company and all manufacturers to include this label to comply with Proposition 65, a state consumer protection law. Below are some common questions and answers about this requirement.
What is Proposition 65?What does this mean for Josam Company?
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.You will find a warning on various web pages and literature related to sales of Josam products in the State of California. The California Safe Drinking and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires a warning for products that may cause exposure to certain levels of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. The link included in the warning provides complete details regarding the California law.

Why does Josam Company have to mark its products with the new Prop 65 label?
In practice, it is very difficult to evaluate exposure levels and whether or not a threshold exposure level has been exceeded. Josam, like most manufacturers in many industries, is required to place a warning to customers for all products. The warning does not mean that there is a known risk of cancer or reproductive harm from handling Josam products. Most Josam products are made from common materials found in many products that you encounter every day. Most people will never come in contact with Josam products even if they are installed in a facility that you frequent regularly.

Where can I get more information?
The OEHHA web page devoted to Proposition 65 is located here:
OEHHA maintains a comprehensive list of chemicals covered by Proposition 65 here:
Frequently Asked Questions with links to further information can be found here: