California Proposition 65
California Customers Only: Proposition 65 Information
Proposition 65 is a law that requires businesses to inform Californians about any products that may expose them to chemicals that can cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. It’s also known as the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” and aims to help Californians make more informed decisions about their exposure to these chemicals. You might have seen this message before in different places throughout the state of California such as hotels, stores, gas stations, airports, public parks and buildings, and even golf courses.
WARNING: Consuming 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. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.
Some plants and herbs may contain low levels of lead which are often naturally occurring in the earth and in groundwater. Lead is also released from industrial sources and aircraft. Upon emission, lead can travel before sticking to soil particles in the ground. This can transfer to groundwater, and eventually be absorbed by the tea plants. While our tea is produced in tea fields that are far away from major industrialized areas, there’s no way for us to prove that any lead that might be present in our tea comes from natural sources only. Note though that these levels are well below FDA's current tolerable intake levels (and much less than the amount shown to cause harm in adults).
You can learn more about Proposition 65 at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.