Show support for the Toxic Free Kids Act! Sign our petition, please!

Oregon’s Toxic Free Kids Act is a landmark consumer safety and children’s health law that was passed with bipartisan support in 2015.

Since it passed, we’ve learned that hundreds of products – like pajamas, dolls, and underwear – contain chemicals scientifically linked to cancer and other serious health concerns.

Over four years later, the Oregon Health Authority is currently crafting the final set of regulations that will influence how much our law protects the health of our children. This will be one of our last chances to give input before the rulemakings conclude and become final.

We need your help to make sure that these final regulations require manufacturers to eliminate toxic chemicals and replace them with safer alternatives.

Help us fight for common-sense health protections for Oregon’s kids and families. Sign our petition to voice your support for strong rules on Oregon’s Toxic Free Kids Act, and then share it with your friends!

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