California Prop 65
We appreciate your concerns about the California Proposition 65 warnings seen on some of our invoices and product labels. Rest assured our products continue to be safe. The warning has been added to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 so that we can continue serving our customers in California.
The chemical in question is lead, an element that can be found commonly or naturally in soil, plants, and water. Our products are made from dried whole herbs grown in nature. We does not intentionally add any lead to any of its products.
The State of California requires a warning for any product sold in California that would result in a consumer ingesting more than 0.5 micrograms of lead in a day. This is an exceedingly low level that is, by law, 1000 times lower than the level of exposure that has been shown to have no observable effect on humans or animals. Therefore, the law sets an extremely stringent warning threshold.
Many herbs contain very low levels of lead that may trigger the requirement to warn. Rather than limiting our customers’ access to whole herb products in California, we have chosen to issue the warning specified under Proposition 65.