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California Proposition 65 information

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California Proposition 65 Information

Proposition 65


Proposition 65 is also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.  Prop 65 protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.

According to Proposition 65, suppliers and distributors of a product and retail sellers need to provide a clear and reasonable warning for all product that may expose the consumer to any of the listed substances. Here is a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Prop 65 Chemicals May Cause Birth Defects May Cause Cancer SDS Source
ABS – Black Haircell Butyl benzyl phthalate (85‐68‐7) Carbon black (1333‐86‐4), Acrylonitrile (104‐13‐1) Ensinger
ABS – Natural Haircell Acrylonitrile (104‐13‐1), Butyl benzyl phthalate (85‐68‐7) None Ensinger
ABS – Black Machine Grade Butyl benzyl phthalate (85‐68‐7) Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Ensinger
ABS – Natural Machine Grade Acrylonitrile (104‐13‐1), Butyl benzyl phthalate (85‐68‐7) None Ensinger
Acetal – Black Copolymer Acrylamide (79-06-1), Ethylene Oxide (75-21-8) , Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Acrylamide (79-06-1), , Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Ensinger
Acetal – Natural Copolymer Acrylamide (79-06-1), Ethylene Oxide (75-21-8), Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Acrylamide (79-06-1), Ethylene Oxide (75-21-8) Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Ensinger
Acrylic – Cast None None Chemcast
Acrylic – Extruded None Ethyl Acrylate 140-88-5 Plaskolite
CPVC None Titanium Dioxide Gehr
Delrin – Homopolymer (FDA colors) Acrylamide (79-06-1), Ethylene Oxide (75-21-8) Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Acrylamide (79-06-1) ,, Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Ensinger
Delrin – Black Homopolymer None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Ensinger
Delrin AF – Natural (Brown) Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Formaldehyde (50-00-0) Ensinger
Glass Filled Material None Fiberglass (65997-17-3)
HDPE – Natural None None Polymer
HDPE – Black/Colored None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4), Titanium Dioxide, Nickel Polymer
HDPE – Colored Starboard/Marine None None King/Polymer
HDPE – Black Starboard/Marine None None King/Polymer
Hi Impact Styrene – Natural None Styrene (100-42-5), Ethyl benzene (100-41-4) Spartech
Hi Impact Styrene – Black None Styrene (100-42-5), Ethyl benzene (100-41-4) Spartech
Kynar – Natural None None Simona
LDPE None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4), Titanium Dioxide, Nickel Polymer
Noryl – PPO None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Westlake
Nylon 6/6 None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Ensinger
Nylon 6/12 None May contain Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Ensinger
Nylon 6 Cast None May contain Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Nylatech
PEEK None None Ensinger
PEEK – Black None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Ensinger
Polyester Film – Mylar None Titanium Dioxide, Silica Teijin Films
Polyester Black Film – Mylar None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4), Titanium Dioxide, Silica Teijin Films
PET – Polyester None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Ensinger
PETG – Vivak None None Plaskolite
Polycarbonate Sheet – Glazing Bisphenol A None Plaskolite
Polycarbonate – Clear Bisphenol A None Plaskolite
Polycarbonate – Black Bisphenol A Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Plaskolite
Polyethylene None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4), Titanium Dioxide, Nickel Polymer
Polypropylene None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4) Simona
PVC Type 1 None None Gehr
PVC Type 2 None None Gehr
PVC Clear – LAM 2000 None None Simona
PVC – CRP-1 None None Simona
PVDF None None Simona
PTFE/Polytetrafluoroethylene Carbon Monoxide (630-08-0) Tetrafluoroethylene (116-15-4) Enflo
Radel None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4), Titanium Dioxide Westlake
Rexolite None None C-LEC
UHMW – Natural None None Rochling
UHMW – Black/Color None Carbon black (1333‐86‐4), Titanium Dioxide, Nickel Rochling
Ultem Bisphenol A None Ensinger