Q: With the Proposition 65 warning statement on the packaging, how can I trust the product is safe?
A: All Bushnell products are designed and manufactured to be safe when used in the intended manner. Proposition 65 provides that no person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving clear and reasonable warning to such individual.
A warning is not required if the person responsible can show that the exposure poses no significant risk assuming lifetime exposure at the level in question for substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, and that the exposure will have no observable effect assuming exposure at one thousand (1000) times the level in question for substances known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity. The “no significant risk” level is defined as the level which is calculated to result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed over a 70-year lifetime.
In other words, if you are exposed to the chemical in question at this level every day for 70 years, it may increase your chances of getting cancer by no more than 1 case in 100,000 individuals so exposed.