Prop 65 Demystified
California’s Proposition 65 is one of the most misunderstood regulations in the US. With over 800 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list and hundreds of enforcement actions each year, figuring out how to address it within your compliance program can be extremely challenging. In this session with Matthew Nudell from TÜV Rheinland, we will clarify what the law actually requires, as well as the most common approaches that companies can take to mitigate their risk of being involved in Prop 65 enforcement actions. Special attention will be given to new labeling requirements that have come into effect in recent years, and the recently proposed changes to those warning requirements that California is seeking to enact.
Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant at TÜV Rheinland North America
Matthew Nudell is a Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance consultant that works with major
consumer products companies and retailers to develop custom-tailored approaches for complying with
chemical regulations for consumer products. Matthew has spent over a decade monitoring and
advising companies about US chemical regulations such as California Proposition 65, CPSIA, US
state reporting requirements for children’s products and various US state chemical restrictions. He is
currently, a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) restricted substances
list (RSL) task force, which developed and maintains a list of all global chemical regulatory restrictions
for apparel, apparel accessory, and footwear products. Matthew has also worked extensively with
companies in developing and maintaining chemical management and restricted substances (RS)
programs and related restricted substances lists (RSL) in order to ensure that products meet all global
chemical restrictions and can therefore be sold anywhere in the world.
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