- Refrigerate after opening to maximise freshness.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Do not use if seal is broken or torn.
- Contains Coconut.
Question: Why does the container have a sticker that states ‘This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.’
Answer: As this product is sold into the State of California, it is subject to their state laws. In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 800 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.
Nearly all foods contain certain levels of one or more of the following: arsenic,cadmium, lead and mercury. Ironically, the amounts established by Proposition 65 are less than what occurs naturally in numerous fruits, vegetables and water. The Proposition 65 standards are so tough that the following natural products are in violation of Proposition 65:
Yams, turnips, apples, tomatoes, artichokes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans,lettuce, spinach, potatoes, corn, and many, many more fruits and vegetables.For instance, carrots contain 12.80 micrograms of arsenic in a one cup serving; green beans contain 28.75 micrograms of lead in a one cup serving, 56 times the allowable limit!
The limits established by Proposition 65 are as follows:
- Arsenic:10 micrograms
- Cadmium:4.1 micrograms
- Lead:0.5 micrograms
- Mercury:0.3 micrograms
Vitamin and supplement products containing all natural ingredients are naturally going to contain these substances. Evidence indicates that any of the above that maybe present is there only as a result of the environmental conditions in which vegetables are grown, and thus occur naturally in the products, including this product.