Proposition 65, or the “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” is a California law passed by voters to protect the public from chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive toxicity. The law achieves this in two ways: 1) by prohibiting businesses from knowingly putting toxic substances into drinking water supplies, and 2) prohibiting businesses from knowingly exposing people to listed substances — chemicals that the state government has determined can cause serious harm — without providing a clear and reasonable warning.
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc. (CAG) is a citizen enforcer of Proposition 65. When we discover a company is breaking the law, exposing consumers to lead and other toxins without properly informing them, we take action to ensure that stops. Our work has helped ensure public safety not just by obtaining the warnings required by law, but by getting violators to reformulate their products so that no one is needlessly exposed to harmful chemicals in the future.