Does Prop. 65 Actually Protect You?
You’ve seen the Prop. 65 warnings everywhere, but what are they actually doing to protect you? Larry, our fearless leader and the one and only Soapman, was interviewed for this article!
While our products come with just about every natural certification and seal of approval you could expect (Organic Certification, Non-GMO, and Cruelty-Free), in California they also come with a warning that states our products harbor a “chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.”
If that sounds confusing to you, then you won’t be surprised to hear that we were stumped, too.
And we’re not the only ones.
There are several manufacturers dealing with this same issue.
In fact, there’s a whole lawsuit mill that’s grown around Prop. 65.
While we agree that the original intent of the Proposition was not malicious, it seems that outside forces have turned a well-meaning Proposition into an overwhelming and overreaching probably.
Unfortunately, we’re plagued by nuance issues such as a compound we use that’s also found in hops, carrots, lemongrass, and cannabis. This compound has also been linked to cause cancerous renal tumors in male rats when force-fed large quantities every day for up to two years.
You can read the rest of the MSN article here to get Larry’s thoughts on the matter and learn how we decided not to fight the state of California, what several other investigations have found since Prop. 65, and what the future may hold.