2 results for author: Colin Price


OHA Making Smart Moves on Toxic Toys Rules

As we've mentioned in previous blog posts, Oregon is in the midst of an important process to establish key regulations related to toxic ingredients in products made for kids.The third and most recent meeting of the Toxic Free Kids Act Rules Advisory Committee yielded important information. We've been waiting to see how the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) would propose to evaluate the hazard of different chemicals used in kids’ products. This decision is critical because it will help prevent manufacturers from substituting a toxic chemical on Oregon's regulatory list for another toxic chemical that isn't on the list.Fortunately for Oregon's ...

Staying power for healthy kids

It isn't glamorous, and sometimes it is downright tedious--but participating in rulemaking for Oregon's Toxic Free Kids Act is also one of the more rewarding parts of my job. Why? Because at every meeting, I get to stand up for children's health as a top priority in Oregon.Here's how it works:Oregon's Toxic Free Kids Act, when it passed in 2015, made the Oregon Health Authority responsible for a very unique program. The agency will manage one of very few laws in the United States that requires manufacturers to report when they use toxic chemicals in their children's products, and then to phase out those toxics and ensure that any ...