California's Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels.
WARNING: These products may contain lead, phthalate or other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work outside, if possible, when you are sanding or creating fine wood dust. Wear a dust mask that fits snugly and comfortably.