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California Proposition 65 Warning

Warning IconWARNING: Sawing, sanding, drilling, or machining metal products can expose you to Silicon, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, and Nickel compounds, substances known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Avoid inhaling metal particles and use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information visit

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.

Note that metal products are usually not considered hazardous in their common, solid form by OSHA and Federal Standards. Note also that fumes or dust from almost any product resulting from drilling, cutting, grinding, heating, welding, and numerous other activities can be hazardous to your health without proper safety protection.