Proposition 65 Warning - Lactation Lattes
At Bodily, we care about the ingredients you're putting in and on your body — that's why we develop all of our products with high quality materials. Our Lactation Lattes are regularly tested for heavy metals, but it is worth noting that they do not pass Prop 65 in California for Lead and we are required to provide this warning. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food and read below.
WHAT IS PROP 65?
Prop 65 is a California right-to-know act which requires the public to be made aware when a product contains one of currently more than 900 chemicals that are “known” by the State of California to potentially cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm. This law is not a food safety law.
The law and the implementing regulations require a warning to be provided to customers before an individual may be exposed to chemicals that are known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity above certain thresholds.
For chemicals at risk of causing birth defects and reproductive harm, a warning is required at 1/1,000th of ‘no observable effect level.'
For chemicals at risk of causing cancer, a warning is required at levels where a person exposed to that chemical for 70 years would not have more than 1 in 100,000 chance of developing cancer.
Enacted in 1986 and formally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Prop 65 is not a federal law, but a state law. Prop 65 extends beyond drinking water and food; many products that are generally considered to be safe for their intended use—for instance, candles, furniture, and even sunglasses—may be labeled with a Prop 65 warning, and may contain one or more of the approximately 900 chemicals on the list at only a very low level.
HOW SAFE ARE PRODUCTS THAT CARRY A PROP 65 WARNING TO CONSUME?
It is important to stress that products with a Prop 65 warning are not necessarily unsafe, as it is not a food safety law. At Bodily, we have a robust testing program to ensure the safety of our products. We respect the regulations that the State of California has implemented and think it's important to empower all of our customers with this knowledge.
WHY ARE HEAVY METALS LIKE LEAD FOUND IN FOOD AND VITAMINS?
Chemicals that occur in nature can also be present in food and dietary supplements at low levels. For instance lead, a heavy metal, is naturally present in all soils, and according to the EPA, levels can range from 50 parts per million (ppm) to 400ppm. Even when produce is grown in soil with lower lead content, fruits and vegetables like grapes and spinach may contain traces of lead.
HOW DO THE PROP 65 HEAVY METAL THRESHOLDS COMPARE TO THE LEVELS OF HEAVY METALS FOUND IN FOOD?
While the levels of heavy metals required to trigger a Prop 65 warning vary from substance to substance, lead is a useful example to consider. Products sold in California that may expose individuals to more than 0.5 micrograms (mcg) of lead per day require a Prop 65 warning for potential birth defects and reproductive harm. Lead levels in a single serving of fruits, vegetables and other common foods can range from undetectable to more than 0.5 mcg per serving.
Select products have been found to contain close to Prop 65 daily limits of Lead (0.5 mcg) in a single serving. Here are some examples:
WHICH BODILY PRODUCTS INCLUDE A PROP 65 WARNING FOR LEAD?
Our Lactation Lattes are regularly tested for heavy metals, but they do not pass Prop 65 in California for Lead.
⚠ WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.