March 16, 2015
The State of Oregon has introduced Senate Bill 478 regarding high priority chemicals of concern for children's health used in children’s products. This bill requires the Oregon Health Authority to:
- Establish and maintain a list of designated high priority chemicals of concern and to periodically review and revise the list in relation to health risks;
- Post certain health information on the authority's website; and
- Mandate that manufacturers of certain children's products provide notice to authority regarding chemicals on the list and take additional actions after certain dates to comply with the notice requirement.
- If enacted, the bill would come into effect January 1, 2016.