Proposition 65 - Wood Dust

REGULATORY UPDATES

California proposition 65

Revised March 12, 2013

PROPOSITION 65: WARNING

Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining this product generates wood dust and dust of titanium dioxide from the edge/end sealer, substances known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust and titanium dioxide dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards to avoid inhaling dust.

Wood products emit methanol, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.6

Background

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. The initiative requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or other harm. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers this initiative under Proposition 65 and the list of chemicals, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 800 chemicals. Three may be present with Tolko wood products: wood dust, titanium dioxide, and methanol.