OHAUS California Proposition 65 Information

Notice:

California Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.  These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.
 
OHAUS is providing this warning based on its knowledge that one or more chemicals listed by the State of California in connection with Proposition 65 may be present in OHAUS products.
 
WARNING: OHAUS products can expose you to chemicals including the chemicals listed in Table 1 below, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
 
These and other Proposition 65 chemicals may be present only in residual amounts, or contained internally in OHAUS equipment, or encapsulated in another material where exposure is unlikely or negligible. This warning is being provided out of an abundance of caution.
 

This web page is intended to give OHAUS institutional customers information needed to ensure their workplaces are compliant with the requirements of California Proposition 65, and should not be relied upon as a statement of what specific chemicals or materials may or may not be present in a particular OHAUS product.
 
Table 1 – Proposition 65 Materials that may be in OHAUS products
 
Material Source Proposition 65 chemical contained in material Type of toxicity
Sealed lead acid battery Plates inside sealed lead acid battery Lead Cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
Housings made from Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of these precursor chemicals Styrene Cancer
Acrylonitrile Cancer
1,3-Butadiene Cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
Housings and control panels made from Polycarbonate (PC) Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of the precursor chemicals Bisphenol A (BPA) Birth defects or other reproductive harm
Housings, control panels, and labels made from Polyester (PET) Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of the precursor chemicals Ethylene Glycol (ingested) Birth defects or other reproductive harm
Acetaldehyde (inhaled) Cancer
Thermal paper with BPA coating Coating on some thermal paper Bisphenol A (BPA) Birth defects or other reproductive harm
Cable sheaths made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of the precursor chemicals Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) Cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
Lead Cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
Cadmium Cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
Metal cable glands and other fasteners that contain nickel Finished material may be plated with the  chemical Nickel Cancer
 
 
 

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