Murata’s approach for California Proposition 65

January 2019

Statement Regarding California Proposition 65 Concerning Murata Products

Proposition 65, officially known as the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, aims to protect California citizens from significant exposure to chemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. California Proposition 65 obligates businesses operating in California to provide clear and reasonable warnings before knowingly and intentionally exposing Californians to chemicals that are listed in Proposition 65 List.

To the present and best of our knowledge, and based upon the information available to us, some of our products contain Proposition 65 listed substances. Although these chemicals are incorporated in some of our products, there is no exposure route, such as contact with skin, being ingested with food or drink, or inhalation in the normal or foreseeable use intended. Therefore, a warning label that our products contain chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm is not required.

In response to a customer request, Murata can provide detailed information on chemicals contained in our products. By requesting this information Californians can make informed decisions about their risk of exposure to these chemicals.

People or companies operating in California, intending to use Murata products for different uses, other than normal suggested product usage, may cause exposure risk to Proposition 65 chemicals if present. To mitigate and reduce the risk of exposure, Murata recommends use of approved safety equipment, including use of dust masks, protective gloves, and further recommends work of this nature be performed in a well ventilated area. These precautions should be taken for occupational uses including but not limited to destructive physical analysis.

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