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Protect Oregon’s drinking water from toxic PFAS: Ask Congressman Walden to designate PFAS as a “hazardous chemical”

Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a category of hazardous chemicals that are currently designated as “contaminants” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  To protect human health, Congress must designate PFAS as hazardous chemicals, which
August 26, 2019, 5:53 pm
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OHA Making Smart Moves on Toxic Toys Rules

June 25, 2019, 8:58 pm
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Toxic Free Kids Act: Carcinogens

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December 12, 2018, 11:09 pm
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Toxic Free Kids Act: PBT Chemicals

This data on persistent and/or bio-accumulative chemicals in children’s products was reported to the Oregon Health Authority in 2018. The table below may take a moment to load. For more information on the links between these chemicals and health effects, visit
December 7, 2018, 11:48 pm
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Toxic disasters aren’t so far from home

The story of a West Virginia town changed forever by toxic pollution captured the
August 17, 2018, 5:22 pm
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What’s next for air toxic controls?

This February 2018 Oregon state legislators passed a bill that ensures Cleaner Air Oregon—a critical program to control toxic air pollution—will move forward. But will the program protect public health? There’s more work to be done. Here’s the story of Cleaner Air Oregon so far: Two years ago, when high levels of tox
March 8, 2018, 8:31 pm
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Your Stress-Free Guide to Toxic-Free Holiday Shopping for Kids

Parents are already so overwhelmed just being parents, and the pressure of the holidays can compound these feelings. That’s why, when it comes to buying toxic-free toys for the little ones in our lives, we may feel torn. We want to make sure the gifts we choose are safe, but we also just want to get our shopping done. How do we begin to d
December 15, 2017, 10:50 pm
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Toxics: Why we paid a visit to Albertson’s

It’s not this lotion or that shampoo. It’s not just one can or package of food. It’s the toxic chemicals in thousands of products we encounter every day that undermine our health. So: who is responsible? One could argue that Albertson’s store brand of bubble bath, for example, does nothi
July 28, 2017, 7:47 pm
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New laws to manage toxic dust

Not all dust is created equal. When lead-based paint or asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, these toxic materials end up in dust. So when a house is demolished, for example, uncontrolled dust could pollute neighborhood air and settle on gardens and patios, where people can be exposed. People may not even be aware of the risks to health. Our friends at the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center note that it may be decades before people
July 25, 2017, 4:37 pm
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