California Residents

Proposition 65

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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What is Proposition 65? 

In 1986, California voters approved Proposition 65, an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative is officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The law requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity, and for businesses with 10 or more employees to provide warnings when they knowingly and intentionally cause significant exposures to listed chemicals.

This list currently includes more than 900 chemicals. Proposition 65 does not ban or restrict the sale of chemicals on the list. The warnings are intended to help Californians make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use and the places they go.

How does Ippodo approach testing its teas?

Ippodo teas are tested at random for agricultural chemical residue and heavy metals including lead by a third party, but it would be practically impossible to test every product we have for all 900+ substances on the California Proposition 65 list. For this reason, we have opted to place the Proposition 65 warning on this website.