Prop 65 Warning for Consumers in California
In 1986, California voters approved Proposition 65 (formally titled “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). One of the most visible signs of this act are the warning signs you see posted in eating establishments, airports, grocery stores and on a number of other commercially sold products. While the act remains quite controversial, most companies have chosen to post Proposition 65 warnings in their establishments or include warnings on product labels in cases where products may contain any of the listed chemicals.
Many of the substances on the list are naturally occurring in the environment, and when naturally occurring are exempt in natural levels from Proposition 65, however, it is very difficult to prove that the substances are naturally occurring. Some of these substances may accumulate in varying amounts, at different times, in different plants or animals in the supply chain. Natural products-including herbs, vitamins, minerals and other supplements, as well as many natural foods and cosmetics- are produced using ingredients and materials from the natural environment. Because of this, it is possible that some of the substances on the list may from time to time be present in these natural products—so we are including this warning in order to fall within a safe harbor provided under Prop 65.
To be fully compliant with Proposition 65 we included the relevant warning information on packing slips of applicable products and make these warnings available on our websites for certain products being sold to California consumers. Proposition 65 is a law specific to the state of California and US Federal law has not banned the use of the listed chemicals, so while we believe the levels of chemicals in our products are safe, we are required to include a warning on the applicable product under Proposition 65 or discontinue selling the product in California. The Prop 65 list is available on OEHHA’s website: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html
We take steps to ensure the safety, efficacy and purity of our products. Nu Skin strives to provide products that are of the highest and safest quality, and are compliant with applicable State and Federal laws in the USA. We hope this notice helps allay any concerns you may have about the recent appearance of this warning.
The following Nu Skin products will include a Proposition 65 warning on the shipping pack slip when sent to California residents:
- TR90 Protein Boost
- ageLOC TR90 Green Protein Shake
- g3 Juice
- VitaMeal Personal Consumption
Please feel free to contact Product Support at 1-800-487-1000 if you have additional questions.