How California Proposition 65 applies to Nylatech Plastics

nylatech-aug-prop65As part of our commitment to the environment, and in adhering to the laws in states we do business in, we adhere to the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (known as “Proposition 65”).

Proposition 65 came into law in 1986 to prohibit businesses from knowingly discharging harmful chemicals into drinking water sources. The law currently lists over 1000 chemicals that are believed to contribute to cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Under this law as a manufacturer, we are obligated to disclose if any of these chemicals are used in our products.

Even if small amounts are present, manufacturers such as Nylatech must disclose that we have evaluated the exposure and concluded that the listed chemical does not create a significant risk level as defined in the law.

The chemical that may be present in minute amounts in our cast nylon plastic includes N-mythel-2-pyrrolidone, CAS No. 872-50-4, Toxicity Type – Developmental.

Nylatech has chosen to offer a warning because minute traces of some of these chemicals may be in some of our products. Because the exposure levels are below cause for concern or may be non-existent, we do not test every casting.

If you have any questions about the chemicals and materials used in Nylatech cast nylon plastic, refer to our product datasheets or contact us directly.