In 1986, voters in California began an initiative to address concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative eventually became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or more commonly known as Proposition 65.
Today, Proposition 65 requires states to provide information of known harmful chemicals to the general public. This information, updated at least once a year, has grown to nearly 800 chemicals since it was first established in 1987.
This means businesses must disclose known chemicals in purchasable products or ones that can be released into the environment, enabling customers and citizens to better protect themselves from bringing harmful chemicals into their homes or workplaces.
The Consumer Product and Safety Improvement Act was signed into law in 2008 to address substances in products such as lead and phthalates, among other things. It imposes these requirements on manufacturers of products like infant or toddler toys, apparel, personal care products, bedding, electronics, school supplies, and more.
A European Union Chemicals Policy, REACH stands for: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals. Active since 2007, REACH provides protection to human health and the environment from the use of chemicals and applies to the plastics industry including additives producers, plastics converters, and retail businesses.
Also known as Restriction of Hazardous Substances, ROHS took effect in 2006, and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.
Our PVC film company fully understands the compliance guidelines surrounding these standards, and we offer a selection of prop 65 compliant items. Are you interested in learning more about all of our complaint product alternatives? Get in touch now with Adams Plastics to find out what products we offer.