To Our Valued Customers,
Effective August 30, 2018, All products manufactured by Pypes Performance Exhaust will include a California Proposition 65 warning label.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as Proposition 65, lists more than 800 chemicals believed (By the state of California) to cause cancer and / or birth defects or reproductive harm.
Proposition 65 requires manufacturers to provide a clear and reasonable warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical.
We have listed Hexavalent Chromium on our label. It is used in the production of Stainless Steel and in welding.
The following risk information was published in a California EPA Fact Sheet.
At what level could health effects occur?
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has calculated a cancer risk associated with exposure to Cr6 if that exposure continues for an entire lifetime. Continual exposure to 0.045 nanograms per cubic meter (ng/m3) of Cr6 from all sources combined for 30 years could increase cancer risk to 25 in a million. Exposure over shorter periods of time would be associated with much lower cancer risks.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has also developed a chronic Reference Exposure Level (REL) for Cr6. A chronic REL is a health-based benchmark that is set at a level at or below which adverse non-cancer health effects are unlikely to occur in the general human population when exposed continuously over a lifetime. Levels above the REL do not indicate the health effects will occur, but rather, that the chances of these health effects occurring increase at levels above the REL. Non-cancer health effects associated with Cr6 include nasal, throat, or respiratory irritation or allergies. The chronic REL for Cr6 is 200 ng/m3 in air (0.2 μg/m3).
Find the complete document at: https://www.oehha.ca.gov/air/health-effects-hexavalent-chromium