What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a California law formally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, which was enacted in 1986. It is a right-to-know law requiring the public to be informed when a substance on the Prop 65 chemical list is present above a very low threshold. The law is unique to California and is not a national standard related to health or safety. No other state has such a labeling regulation; it is applicable only in California. Prop 65 requires a consumer warning if it contains 1 of approximately 900 listed substances.
The law requires that a warning is provided if a product meets two criteria: 1) it is sold in California and 2) it contains 1 or more of the substances that are included on the Prop 65 list. The law specifically mandates that the level of a listed substance requiring a warning be significantly lower than the level at which any harm has been documented.
Substances on the Prop 65 list
The Prop 65 list includes a wide range of substances, including both man-made chemicals and those that occur in nature.
Acne Studios has noted within the product page if products or product accessories are not Proposition 65 compliant. Certain eyewear cases can expose you to the substance N,N-Dimethylformamide
which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. The amount of this substance found in the eyewear case is under the legal limit in Europe.
Proposition 65 list: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list.