This sign must be posted in public places in California to alert a possible environmental hazard.

Editor’s Note: The following story appears in the current issue of “Wednesday Morning Coffee Talk & Updates,” an online publication of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC).

Like ADA, Prop 65 is enforced through civil lawsuits and as a result is becoming the next wave of “drive-by” lawsuits. Make sure you are protected!

What is Prop 65, also known as the California Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986? It requires businesses to post “clear and reasonable” warnings if specified chemicals exist that are known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The State of California publishes a list each year of these known chemicals. If any are located in your place of business then you are required to post this sign. The occurrence of any of the following could cause exposure – second hand smoke, campfires, engine exhaust, pool chemicals, cleaning supplies, pest control, and RV holding tank products.

For more information, complete list of chemicals, exemptions for small businesses and FAQs, visit the Prop 65 website listed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.