Prop65

Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act

Last updated:
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February
2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986
Applicable to
United States
Purpose
To protect the public from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals.
Scope
Applies to all businesses in California that expose individuals to listed chemicals, requiring clear warnings.
Key requirements
Businesses must provide warnings if they cause significant exposures to chemicals listed by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Penalties
Failure to comply can result in significant fines and litigation under California law.
EXEMPTIONS
Certain small businesses, governmental agencies, and public water systems are exempt.
Guidance
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) provides guidance documents, fact sheets, and FAQs for compliance. Region: California, United States.