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Offline flbrewer

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Prop. 65?
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:30:06 AM »
Looking online for some various kegging bits and I've noticed that almost everything involved has this prop. 65 warning involved with the various parts below.  I am somewhat familiar with that, but can a Californian explain to a non- Californian what the heck is going on?

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/couplers/balllock.shtml

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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 12:57:23 AM »
I feel bad for whomever had to toilet train you.

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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 01:17:20 AM »
I feel bad for whomever had to toilet train you.

And I thought these forums excluded trolling  :o

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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 01:28:23 AM »
I dont know what prop 65 is. But if the context is fittings, then my guess would be that the types of fittings only acknowledge two genders and totally ignore the other 63.

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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 02:04:38 AM »
Prop. 66 is the one I'm more concerned with...pretty sure I'm at 2 strikes on here by now...
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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 02:09:40 AM »
Justin, I feel for you. I don't know what it is either,  but have not bothered to Google it. Hope it's not important for myself here in indiana
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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 02:36:13 AM »
It's another another example of a well intentioned idea with the unintended side effect of being unrealistic, unmanageable and unverified.  Basically, everything manufactured and/or sold in California causes cancer.  In the rest of the world, the same items are considered safe. 

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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 03:03:00 AM »
Yeah JT, nearly everything in CA has that Prop 65 label on it.  I liken it to going to the doctor, you always want a second opinion.  I would buy the hardware, enjoy the tasty beverages and worry about the inevitable decline later.
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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 03:19:02 AM »
I'll wager the alcohol you're making is far worse for you than anything you're using to make it. 
If you read the description of Prop 65 on cancer.org it clearly becomes obvious that manufacturers would likely slap that label on just about anything to avoid liability and litigation, which seems to be what's happened in Cali.  It is a noble government proposal with bad execution.  Go figure.

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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 03:40:49 AM »
It's CYA. I bet manufactures could test their products to avoid having to label them.

There are times where it is necessary. My brother lived in an apartment building that was old enough to include lead paint on the exterior and asbestos insulation. Every entrance had a sign.

I once went to a loft that was a converted Dutch Boy paint factory.  There was a sign at every entrance noting no persons under 16 years should inhabit.

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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2015, 04:00:48 AM »
Well, Dutch Boy paint was acquired by National Lead Company early last century.
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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2015, 07:42:36 AM »
Stone beers used to have a warning. Not for the beer, but they had to include it due to the paint on the outside of the bottles.
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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2015, 12:34:13 PM »
Just be thankful it is a sticker on everything rather than etched or cast into everything.
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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2015, 12:46:27 PM »
So tired of the "everything will kill you" attitude. What do we have to do, eat raw orgranic vegetables our entire lives in order to be "safe from harm"? It's ridiculous, alarmist BS.
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Re: Prop. 65?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2015, 12:56:11 PM »
I'm sure even organic veggies in certain quantities are dangerous.

Mark Twain wrote a good piece on similar feelings back in 1871. Seems things don't change much.

http://www.twainquotes.com/Galaxy/187102d.html
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