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California Proposition 65


WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic (inorganic), cadmium, lead, nickel, and/or mercury, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


Evogen holds itself to an internal standard of service that extends far beyond the humble requirements headquarters. We strive to ensure we are providing only the most rigorously tested, impeccably clean, and maximally beneficial products to help people in all walks of life for those that wish to live the Evogen Elite lifestyle.

Our cGMP certified manufacturing facilities consistently test individual ingredients upon receipt to substantiate identity, purity, strength, and composition. This ensures quality ingredients are used for production. In addition, EVOGEN requires testing on every produced lot to confirm the formula meets the product specification, label claims, and requirements for heavy metals and microbial contamination.

What is California Prop 65?

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

California Prop 65 by the Letter

Proposition 65 is a California initiative to address concerns with human contact with toxic chemicals, originally dubbed “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act” in 1986. The state of California updates the list annually, and it now consists of over 800 chemicals. The proposition requires all companies (with 10+ employees and selling to Californians) to warn consumers if its products contain more than the authorized limits of any of the listed chemicals.

Where does the law apply?

This law only applies to the state of California. Every other state complies with federal limits, and other countries abide by international World Health Organization limits.

Inorganic vs. Organic

The limits are used to govern the amount of non-naturally occurring, or INORGANIC, chemicals found in products. The inorganic form of these chemicals or heavy metals causes toxic harm and should be avoided. However, many of the chemicals on this list occur naturally in even the most organic foods and ingredients. As a plant grows in nature and pulls nutrients from the soil and water, it absorbs some of these heavy metals that exist naturally. Even those eating diets high in fresh organic vegetables can consume these metals at limits higher than California standards.

What are the limits?

California Prop 65 sets limits that are exponentially lower than any other system in the world. While we at Evogen appreciate a conservative approach, the problem is that setting the threshold this low automatically excludes whole classes of very healthy fruits and vegetables and healthy supplement products. Below is a comparison of Prop 65 limits for lead as compared to the rest of the world.

NSF International limit for lead (mcg/day, orally)

20 mcg

California Proposition 65 cancer limit for lead

15 mcg/day

World Health Organization lead limit

10 mcg/day

United States lead limit for pharmaceuticals

3 mcg/day

California Proposition 65 reproductive toxin limit for lead

.5 mcg/day


Evogen’s Commitment to Quality

Evogen is committed to providing products of impeccable quality and purity. We are going to be aggressively expanding our testing protocol to ensure that you are getting the best ingredients available.


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