The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has finalized the Phase 2 of the Toxic-Free Kids Act 2015 specifically referred in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 333 Division 16 Hazardous Substances List of High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children’s Health When Used in Children’s Products.
These rules list 66 high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health when used in children’s products. The rules also establish the following quantification limits:
- The practical quantification limit for a chemical that is a contaminant is 100 parts per million.
- The practical quantification limits for intentionally added chemicals are the limits established in Exhibit A
The first report is due to OHA by January 1, 2018. The report shall be made every other year until the manufacturer removes the chemicals from their products.
The Phase 3 of the rules will be up for further discussion to begin in 2019 and will cover removal of chemicals of concern, waiver requests, and alternatives assessment.