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Why is there a Prop 65 warning on GreenSmoothieGirl products?

In 1986, the State of California passed the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Proposition 65 (Prop 65) that applies not only to water, but also consumer goods sold in California. Companies are required to place a warning label on any product sold within the State of California that may expose a consumer to one or more substances deemed by the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. The current list maintained by the State of California contains over 900 substances (

Many of the substances on the Prop 65 list are not distinguished between naturally occurring in the environment or are now present due to industrial activities (industry contaminants). Some of the substances accumulate in varying amounts, at different times, and different geographical locations around the globe and can be absorbed by plants grown in the soil.

GreenSmoothieGirl's products contain naturally occurring elements that are included on the Prop 65 list of substances that require a warning. The occurrence of these elements is to be expected and the result of the presence of these naturally occurring elements in the soil and environment.

The substances set by California on the Prop 65 list are significantly different from standards established notably by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO), and European Union (EU). Levels of substances that are known to the State of California to cause cancer would have to exceed the prop 65 standards by more than 1,000x before there is an observable effect on the rate of birth defects.

We test our products for quality and purity and we stand behind every product we sell. We are constantly working to ensure that our products are the best available and meet the standards of our amazing customers.



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