Prop. 65

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as Prop. 65, protect drinking water sources from toxic substances that cause cancer and birth defects and to reduce or eliminate exposures to those chemicals generally by requiring warnings in advance of those exposures. NPA has stayed abreast of the issue since its founding and has continued to take an active stance on the proposition.

Most recently, the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a request for public participation on potential regulatory actions, including possible consideration to “Update the Naturally Occurring regulation (25501).” NPA intends to submit comments regarding the naturally occurring regulation, which currently exempts naturally occurring chemicals in foods from warning labeling requirements. NPA supports the current exemptions and will urge retention of this regulation. 

Action and Responses from NPA Regarding Prop. 65

NPA Submits Comments on Prop 65 Level of Exposure to Chemicals Causing Reproductive Toxicity (November 23)
NPA Submits Comments on Proposed Amendment to Prop 65 Naturally Occurring Chemicals (November 13)
NPA Comments on OEHHA’s Notice of Intent to List Aloe Vera and Goldenseal Root (June 9, 2015)
NPA Comments on OEHHA's new Article 6 on Clear and Reasonable Warnings (April 8, 2015)
Coalition responds to California’s OEHHA Prop 65 proposals (Nov. 19, 2014)
NPA Submits Comments Focusing on 'Naturally Occuring' Regulation (Nov. 17, 2014)
Comments from Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment regarding the Pre-Regulatory Draft: Proposed Amendments to Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings (June 13, 2014)
Comments to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Calif. Environmental Protection Agency on the Green Chemistry Pre-Regulatory Draft (Sept. 13, 2010)
Comment: RE: Possible Regulatory Concept: Section 1250X. Exposure to Beneficial Nutrients in a Food
(May 2, 2008)