What chemicals does Prop 65 cover?

Prop 65 lists over 800 chemicals, including lead, that businesses are required to warn consumers about. Lead is a naturally occurring element in soil, so it can be found in trace amounts in fruits, vegetables (such as sweet potatoes, spinach, collard greens, and Brussel sprouts), and other foods, including dietary supplements, protein shakes, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and candies, such as natural licorice, in which a plant-based ingredient, such as whey or other botanicals, may be present. 

Detectable levels don’t require that the plant was grown in dirty, polluted soil. Whether the soil is certified organic, or conventional, and regardless of whether the plant is organic or genetically modified, lead is naturally found in most fruits and vegetables at levels that commonly exceed Prop 65 limit of 0.5 mcg.


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