OEC Battles Chemical Industry Over Safer Kids’ Products
In 2015, Oregon Environmental Council championed the Toxic Free Kids Act. The law is designed to make children’s products safer by eliminating toxic chemicals scientifically linked to health impacts. Now, this landmark protection for kids and consumers is nearing a critical crossroads.
In a recent meeting with state agencies, industry trade groups launched another attack on the law. They want to be able to continue using toxic chemicals without proving their products are safe.
On top of that, some manufacturers want Oregon taxpayers to foot the bill when they are required to assess the safety of the children’s products that bring them profit.
OEC will continue to fight to protect kids’ health and for strong regulations on toxic chemicals in children’s products.
You can help us. Sign our petition and stay tuned for your opportunity to make your voice heard this summer!