California Prop 65 Warning

At BetterBody Foods®, we believe that you should have access to nutritious, high quality food. Some of our products contain naturally occurring elements that are included on the Prop 65 list of substances that require a warning. The occurrence of these elements in natural plant based products is expected and is the result of the presence of these elements in the environment.

What is the California Prop 65 Warning?

California Prop 65 is California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The Act sets extremely strict standards in an effort to provide maximum transparency to consumers about the risk of exposure to over 800 various chemicals and metals. The extreme standards have resulted in Prop 65 warnings appearing on an increasing number of natural foods whose levels of naturally occurring metals do not meet the Prop 65 standards.

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Labeling requirements for Prop 65

Cancer Warning
“For chemicals that are listed as causing cancer, the “no significant risk level” is defined as the level of exposure that would result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed to the chemical over a 70-year lifetime.”

What it means:
If daily consumption of a given product over the course of 70 years increases your risk of cancer by more than 0.001%, a warning is required.

Birth Defects Warning
For chemicals that are listed as causing birth defects or reproductive harm, the “no observable effect level” is determined by identifying the level of exposure that has been shown to not pose any harm to humans or laboratory animals. Proposition 65 then requires this “no observable effect level” to be divided by 1,000 in order to provide an ample margin of safety.”

What it means:
Levels of metals or chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause birth defects would have to exceed the prop 65 standards by more than 1,000x before there is an observable effect on the rate of birth defects.

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