Silver Spring, MD—AHPA announced that it has published answers to questions that members may have regarding California Proposition 65 requirements for products that may expose consumers to soluble nickel compounds.

On October 26, 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) listed “nickel (soluble compounds)” as a chemical known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity under Prop 65. The release recommends that companies refer to the current Prop 65 requirements to determine the appropriate format and content of any warnings necessary for their products, but AHPA’s FAQ document, available to members, answers these questions:
  • How does OEHHA define the term “nickel (soluble compounds)”?
  • Is there a quantitative level of “nickel (soluble compounds)” in a product that will trigger the need to provide a warning under Prop 65?
  • Does Prop 65 require products to be tested for “nickel (soluble compounds)”?
  • Can my products be tested for soluble nickel compounds?
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More information on the law can be foundhere. Additional resources from AHPA can be foundhere.