Regulations promulgated by the State of California under Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, require businesses to provide specific warnings to their customers if a product sold by the business contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, provided such exposure to the chemicals in those products exceed the safe limitations imposed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”). The warnings are intended to assist California consumers in making informed decisions about their exposure to carcinogens and toxicants from products containing such chemicals and substances.
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SPI – Specialty Products & Insulation is a distributor and fabricator of mechanical and building insulation materials and products, with operation throughout the United States and Canada. SPI is not a manufacturer of the products it sells or the materials it fabricates. As a distribution business in which a majority pf products are purchased via purchase orders as opposed to in-store or online, it is not practical for SPI to label products or post signs above each product. Therefore, in addition to the general warnings provided below, SPI urges its customers seeking more information as to the chemical composition of certain products to visit the product manufacturer website. In addition to the manufacturer providing their own Proposition 65 warnings on product data sheets, catalogs and internet listings, most manufacturers make available Material Safety Datasheets, certification’s, and other information relating to their products and the chemical compositions thereof. For more information on the potential risks of exposure to such chemicals and substances, and other information regarding Proposition 65 please consult the OEHHA at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Insulation Products may expose you to chemicals including, without limitation, formaldehyde, glass wool fibers, and silicon dioxide (quartz), which are known to the state of California to cause cancer, and carbon black and petroleum asphalt (fumes), known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Use proper protective equipment when handling. Do not inhale particles or fumes from product installation. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov (http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov).
Metallic Products - Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Metallic products may expose you to chemicals including Nickel and Chromium which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Aluminum and stainless-steel products present no health hazard in their natural state during use, storage, and transportation but may present a hazard when in fume or dust form. The normal use of cutting, grinding, welding, and handling metallic products may generate and cause exposure to Nickel, Chromium, Lead and others, without limitation. Use proper protective equipment and do not inhale fumes or dust particles. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov (http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov).
Adhesive, Mastic and Coating Products
Adhesive, Mastic and Coating Products may expose you to chemicals including, without limitation, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Diisocyanate, Titanium Dioxide, Crystalline Silica and Glycidyl Ether which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. Use proper protective equipment when handling. Do not breathe dust, fumes, gas, mist, vapors or spray. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using these products. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection or face protection.For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov (http://www.P65Warnings .ca.gov).