Proposition 65 for California Residents
In 1986, the voters of the State of California adopted the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Hazard Enforcement Act (Proposition 65). Prop 65 authorized the establishment of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, whose mission it is to identify and list substances it believes are hazards to the health of California residents.
In compliance with Proposition 65, the State of California requires specific warnings to consumers about products that contain chemicals on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) list of substances that are labeled by OEHHA as carcinogens (substances that can cause cancer) or are called reproductive toxicants (substances believed to cause reproductive harm).
Types of Substances Listed
From naturally occurring substances such as vitamins, minerals, natural human hormones, and more to synthetically produced substances such as many chemicals used in food colorings, hair dyes, cosmetics, automotive fuels, synthetic hormones for human use, there are currently in excess of 800 substances listed. Each year, substances can either be added or removed from the list or removed from the list based upon scientific testing or a declaration by some authoritative body or group.
While it is identical to human progesterone, progesterone is nonetheless on the Prop 65 List as a substance “known to the State of California to cause cancer.”
Prop 65 Warning Requirement:
California's Prop 65 requires consumer warnings in a variety of acceptable formats; however, there are some specific exemptions to this requirement. While Organic Excellence is exempt from warning requirements, some of our resellers may not be. To this end, we provide special warning labels to these retailers with the wording required; “This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Organic Excellence Products
The products manufactured by Organic Excellence that contain progesterone are:
If you have any questions about using these products, we encourage you to seek the advice of your Medical Health Professional or read and study any of the authoritative books covering progesterone and its use, including, but not limited to:
• What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, John R. Lee, MD
• What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause, John R. Lee, MD
• What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer, John R. Lee, MD
• Hormone Balance Made Simple, John R. Lee, MD and Virginia Hopkins
• The Estrogen Alternative: Natural Hormone Therapy with Botanical Progesterone, Raquel Martin and Judi Gerstung, DC,
• Natural Woman Natural Menopause, Marcus Laux, ND, Christine Conrad
• Natural Hormone Therapy, Uzzi Reiss, MD
• Hormone Heresy, Sherrill Sellman
For more information on California's Proposition 65, please click here