CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 LEAD
CA PROP 65 LEAD AND OTHER HEAVY METALS
Lead (element symbol Pb) is a heavy metal which has been used for centuries in a variety of products, materials, and applications, and it is still widely used today. Lead is a toxin, affecting most systems of the human body, and children are especially vulnerable to its neurotoxic effects. No safe level of exposure to lead has been established, however; California has established safe harbor limits, based on exposure, under Proposition 65. Similarly, cadmium (Cd), another toxic heavy metal, has safe harbor limits under Prop 65, as well.
TTL Laboratories maintains ISO 17025:2017 accreditation for methods of testing heavy metals, including lead, cadmium and others. The following methods are used:
- Paint/Surface Coatings – 16 CFR 1303, CPSC-CH-E1003-09
- Total Lead (Pb) in Metal Products (including Metal Jewelry) – CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2
- Total Lead (Pb) in Non-Metal Products (e.g., plastics, siliceous materials) – CPSC-CH-E1002-08.2
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