Comment Submissions - Proposed Adoption of Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Coffee Posing No Significant Risk

Comment by: 
anonymous
Received on: 
08/08/2018 - 10:38am
Comment: 
There are many products that Prop 65 has helped give informed decisions about to Californians. However, there are many ridiculous items, such as coffee. Because coffee is so popular they are making a special exception for this, but why can't we have more of the "ridiculous" items also exempted? California has become the laughing stock of the nation because "everything causes cancer" in California. It's not just a joke in other parts of the country, it is a joke in california also. People ignore the warnings because they are on everything. Despite what the governor may say, this law is not helpful and not informative anymore. While california's cancer % rate is on the lower end of the scale (compared to other states), it is not near the lowest, and other states do not require this labeling. If we are going to make a special exception to coffee, then we should re-evaluate a lot more of how this is applied to other products. Otherwise coffee should not have a special exception granted just because it is so popular. Maybe coffee having this warning will force us to fix this ridiculous law that only proves to make a few law firms rich from suing every business they can.