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You’ve seen the warnings. But does Prop 65 actually keep you safe?

More than three decades after California’s landmark consumer safety law Prop. 65 took effect, shoppers don’t know much about the health risks posed by the products they buy. It’s nearly impossible to tell whether to put down a product bearing a Prop. 65 warning and choose one without it — either one may present a high risk, a low risk or no risk.