Information Regarding LightCorp Products and California's Proposition 65
California's Proposition 65 (Prop 65), also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, is a Right to Know law regarding Californians being able to make informed decisions to protect themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The law requires that all businesses provide a 'clear and reasonable warning' if one or more listed chemicals may be present within the product, even if in trace amounts. This warning must include at least one chemical present within the product. To comply with this law, a warning will appear on all LightCorp products in the form of a packaging label, in the following format:
LightCorp products may contain traces of one or more of the 900+ listed chemicals. Exposure to these chemicals may occur during installation and/or use of LightCorp products and may be negligible or well within the “no significant risk” range. However, based upon knowledge regarding the presence of one or more listed chemicals, LightCorp has chosen to provide a warning without conducting exposure levels per product due to its complexity.
Washing your hands after handling these products can reduce your risk of exposure. Exposure can include the following:
- Power supply cords, wiring and other parts made of PVC material may expose you to chemicals including phthalates like DINP, DEHP and/or lead
- Product switches, lens material or other plastic parts, may expose you to chemicals including bisphenol A, phthalates like DINP, DEHP and/or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
- Unpainted galvanized sheet metal parts, present on some underbin products and/or mounting brackets, may expose you to chemicals including lead and/or nickel
- Powder coat paint, although cured during the painting process, may expose you to chemicals including bisphenol A, nickel oxide, 2-mercaptobenzothiazole, 2-methlimidazole, carbon black and/or titanium dioxide. (Exposure to paint chemicals exists only if the paint were to flake or the product was sanded and particles were to become airborne)
- Fluorescent lamps, when broken, can expose you to chemicals including mercury
For more information, go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.