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An Important Note on Prop 65


There’s a reason we have safety in our name, it’s something woven into the core of our business and that drives our research and development. So, we took notice when California’s Proposition 65* incorporated aloe vera as a potential carcinogen.


Some key distinctions need to be made...although more than 420 species of the aloe plant exist, the specific form Prop 65 identifies is “aloe vera whole leaf extract” that “consists of the liquid portion of the aloe vera leaf and is a natural constituent of the Aloe barbadensis Miller plant.”

SW Safety Solutions inc: Aloe Vera

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”), which oversees Prop 65, specifically excludes the more common forms used in personal care products--aloe vera decolorized whole leaf extract, aloe vera gel, aloe vera gel extract and aloe vera latex.


These are the safe forms of aloe.


A recognized premium aloe vera ingredients supplier, Aloecorp Inc. produces decolorized aloe vera using their own patented process that’s exclusively available as ACTIValoe® in SW Safety Solutions’ aloe vera coated gloves. And it’s clearly marked on every package with the ACTIValoe® brand logo to reassure users of product quality and safety.


These aloe vera coated gloves only use this non-carcinogenic, decolorized aloe vera extract, so there’s no risk of exposure to the chemicals that could cause cancer or other harm.


*California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted with the intention of protecting California citizens from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. As part of the law, the state is required to publish a list of chemicals that are “known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.”