Warning to California Residents:
Cal Proposition 65 is California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Prop 65 requires that producers, manufacturers and retailers of various food and consumer products provide customers with special warnings for products that contain certain chemicals or metals in excess of levels “known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm”. Companies are required to place a warning label on any product they sell within California if it contains one or more of over eight hundred listed chemicals and metals at levels in excess of what the State has established may pose a health risk. These levels are specific to the state of California. The levels in California are more stringent than what is set at the U.S. federal level, and by other governments including Canada and the European Union.
Under Prop 65, the State of California has determined a “safe harbor” limit for these chemicals and metals. The levels for metals in particular have been determined in some cases to be so low that they approach elemental levels that can be naturally occurring in the soil. California is the only state that requires warning labels at this low of a level. To put things into perspective, Prop 65 does not apply to grocery produce; however, it is common that certain chemical or metals levels in grocery items such as apples, spinach, and other whole, unprocessed foods can be higher than the Prop 65 safe harbor limits because they simply exist in the natural environment, but no label is required.
Elements that may trigger this labeling, such as Lead, Cadmium, Nickel and Arsenic, have also been found in various foods, beverages and dietary supplement products within the superfood and natural products industry. Often these elements are naturally present in the fertile soil where the foods are grown, and are metabolized by plants as part of their growth. Some of the products you are ordering from Earth Shift Products may contain trace levels of an element specified in Proposition 65. These elements are not added to the products, nor are they contributed during their manufacture.
Earth Shift Products is committed to compliance with CA Proposition 65 and to the wellbeing of our customers. In accordance with Proposition 65, we hereby provide the following warning for all products linked to this page:
"WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."
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Some of the products you may see with this warning are:
- Brown Rice Protein
- Cacao Powder, Nibs, Paste, Beans
- Chlorella Powder & Tablets
- Coconut oil jars
- Spirulina Powder & Tablets
- Goji Berries & Powder