Why do we include the Prop 65 warning on the invoices of California based customers?
Proposition 65 (formally titled "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986") is a California law passed by direct voter initiative in 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. It generally requires warnings regarding consumer products if California consumers may be exposed to a chemical in the product that has been identified by the State of California as a potential carcinogen or reproductive toxin. These warning signs have become fairly common and can be seen in gas stations, supermarkets, airports, hotels, and, of course, on consumer products.
There are over 850 chemicals on the State’s list, many of which are naturally present in the environment and in the food we eat. Quoting the OEHHA website, the government agency responsible for Proposition 65, “a Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards and requirements.” Instead, the purpose of the warning is to inform consumers that the chemical is in the product, so consumers can decide whether to purchase the product or not. The FDA allows many of the chemicals listed to be sold in consumer products.
In compliance with the warning requirements of Proposition 65, which again is only in the State of California, Modere has voluntarily decided to attach a Proposition 65 warning label on any product that contains any listed chemical. Modere does not expressly add these chemicals to its products. Because Modere uses many natural ingredients (such as fish oils and herbs), sometimes these ingredients will have trace amounts of naturally occurring elements.
Modere’s Research and Development team and Quality Assurance department, in combination with the input of the Scientific Advisory Board, collectively review the quality of ingredients used in Modere products. Modere makes every effort to ensure that the ingredients we use are of high quality and efficacy.