United in support of Toxic Free Kids

Parents have no way of knowing which products contain harmful carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and other chemicals of concern, and neither do doctors, public health officials—or even the retailers that sell the products.

It’s time to take a closer look. It’s time for manufacturers to give us the information we need to protect health. And it’s time to start looking for safer chemical alternatives.

The below businesses, health care organizations and others have joined together to support:

  • greater disclosure of chemicals in consumer goods so that we know how, when, and in what quantities people are exposed to toxic chemicals
  • state policies that manage toxic chemicals from start to finish, prioritizing ways to protect the health of our most vulnerable: infants and children
  • policies that remove toxic chemicals from products and manufacturing processes and ensure that replacement alternatives are safer
  • policies that will encourage business innovation and reward companies that lead the way with safer chemicals and manufacturing processes

To learn more about the Toxic Free Kids Act, SB 478, click here.

Endorsements for the Toxics Free Kids Act

  • AFSCME Oregon
  • Alima Pure: Natural Cosmetics
  • Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
  • Baby Phases, Tot 2 Teen
  • Balance Beauty & Health
  • Bambu, LLC
  • Beyond Toxics
  • Brew Dr. Kombucha
  • Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon
  • CareOregon
  • Cascadia Green Building Council
  • Children First for Oregon
  • Coalition for a Livable Future
  • Coalition of Community Health Clinics
  • Coalition of Local Health Officials
  • Colorhouse
  • Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby: Pregnancy, Postpartum and Breastfeeding Products
  • Ecopiggy
  • Eco Tots Children’s Boutique
  • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns
  • Engaging Press/Engaging Every Student LLC
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Family Forward Oregon
  • Finnegan’s Toys and Gifts
  • gDiapers
  • Healthy Kids Learn Better
  • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Latino Network
  • Legacy Health
  • Main Street Alliance of Oregon
  • Metro
  • Milkies LLC: Happy Moms, Healthy Babies
  • Moda Health
  • MomsRising
  • The Mother PAC
  • Multnomah County
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Northwest Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
  • Oregon Center for Christian Voices
  • Oregon Education Association
  • Oregon Environmental Council
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Oregon’s Health Co-Op
  • Oregon Latino Health Coalition
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Oregon League of Minority Voters
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Oregon Midwifery Council
  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Oregon Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association
  • Oregon Pediatric Society
  • Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Oregon Primary Care Association
  • Oregon Public Health Association
  • Oregon Public Health Institute
  • Oregon School-based Health Care Network
  • Pacific Rainforest Wildlife Guardians
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • Papa Don’s Toys
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
  • Polliwog
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Red Lodge Transition Services
  • ​Sable House​
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter
  • Spielwerk Toys
  • St. Charles Medical Center
  • Sunflower School
  • Townshend’s Tea Company
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Local 555)​
  • Upstream Public Health
  • Vernier Software & Technology
  • VOIS (Voice for Oregon Innovation & Sustainability)
  • Wee Can Too – Baby and Toddler Art Supplies
  • Wisdom of the Elders, Inc.
  • Zero Waste Alliance
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