California Proposition 65 Information

The information below is specific to Biotix pipettes, tips and other liquid handling products (“liquid handling products”).

 

Biotix – California Proposition 65 Information

Notice

California Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

 

Biotix is providing this warning based on its knowledge that one or more chemicals listed by the State of California in connection with Proposition 65 may be present in its liquid handling products.

 

WARNING: Biotix liquid handling products can expose you to chemicals, including those listed in the table below, that are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

 

These and other Proposition 65 chemicals may be present only in trace amounts, or contained internally in Biotix liquid handling products, or encapsulated in another material where exposure is unlikely or negligible. This warning is being provided out of an abundance of caution.

 

This web page is intended to give Biotix institutional customers information needed to ensure their workplaces are compliant with the requirements of California Proposition 65, and should not be relied upon as a statement of what specific chemicals or materials may or may not be present in a particular liquid handling product.

 

Proposition 65 chemicals that may be present in Biotix laboratory products, including pipettes, tips, benchtop equipment, and laboratory accessories and consumables, and that may result in exposure:

 

MaterialSourceProp 65 ChemicalType of Toxicity
Polypropylene used in tip and tip rack components.Polypropylene may release residual amounts shortly after molding.N-hexaneBirth defects or other reproductive harm
Polyetherimide resin used in multichannel pipette nozzles and parts.Material contains chemicals that could be released when damaged.SilicaCancer
Instrument components made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of these precursor chemicals.StyreneCancer
AcrylonitrileCancer
1,3-butadieneCancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
Clear pipette parts made from polycarbonate (PC).Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of the precursor chemicals.Bisphenol A (BPA)Birth defects or other reproductive harm
Thermoform packaging made from polyester (PET or PETG).Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of the precursor chemicals.Ethylene glycol (ingested)Birth defects or
other reproductive harm
Acetaldehyde (inhaled)Cancer