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Oregon Introduces Bill on High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children’s Health

April 20, 2015

The introduction of Oregon State House Bill 3473 the Toxic-Free Kids Act is intended to establish and maintain a list of high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health and includes the following provisions:

  • Requires that the Oregon Health Authority to establish and maintain a list of designated high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children's products and to periodically review and revise the list;
  • Requires the Authority to post the information on the Authority's website;
  • Requires manufacturers of certain children's products to provide notice to the Authority regarding chemicals on list;
  • Requires certain manufacturers to take additional actions after specified dates to comply with notice requirement
  • Establishes a High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children's Health Fund
  • If approved, the provisions of the bill will be in effect on January 1, 2016.

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