Proposition 65 (a.k.a. Prop 65) is a California law originally designed to protect both citizens of California and the state’s drinking water from exposure to a wide range of potentially harmful synthetic and natural substances.
Prop 65 applies to metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury, which Prop 65 defines as reproductive toxins. Prop 65 also identifies arsenic, lead, and cadmium as carcinogens. These metals are found in soils all over the world and are both naturally occurring and a byproduct of human agriculture and industry over the centuries.
Because these metals contaminate soil worldwide, there’s a chance that all plants--even organically farmed ones--may be exposed to them as they grow. For that reason, companies that sell products manufactured from plants (including herbs) must test for toxins and include a Prop 65 disclaimer on their labels regardless of what these results show.
In compliance with Prop 65, Crystal Star has listed this warning on our product labels. This does not mean that the product is unsafe. For specific information on Prop 65 please visit: www.p65warnings.ca.gov/