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Toxic Free Kids Act: Carcinogens

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December 12, 2018, 11:09 pm


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


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


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
December 19, 2016, 10:22 pm


For her son, Luca, Irie supports the Toxic Free Kids Act

Irie Searcy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She lives here today where she works as an energy home performance advisor. On July 11, 2014, her son was born. The arrival of Luca changed Irie’s world forever. “I love that Luca is such a happy baby who brightens my day with his smiles and giggles.” “Having Luca in my life has changed how I look at the food and products that I bring into my home.  I am always conscious of what I
March 10, 2015, 7:59 pm


Nurse, mother, & business owner: YES to Toxic Free Kids

For years, OEC has been fighting to get toxics out of children’s products. Oregonians strongly support the state taking action, but our legislators have yet to do so. But together, we can make 2015 the year that the Toxics Free Kids Act (SB 478) becomes law once and for all. Yesterday, Helen Anderson testified that businesses should be held accountable for toxics in consumer products. She was speaking as a nurse, as a mom–but also as an international business woman. Helen
March 3, 2015, 7:27 pm


Toxic Free Kids Town Hall–Feb. 17, 6:30 PM in Beaverton

Did you know that thousands of children’s products on the shelves today contain hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and developmental disorders? Yet manufacturers don’t disclose these chemicals—not to parents, or doctors, or even to health authorities.  In 2015, Oregon has a chance to take a closer look at these chemicals and to protect our children from risks that can undermine health over a lifetime. Join us to learn more about SB 478, the Toxic Free Kids Ac
February 11, 2015, 10:43 pm


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 
November 2, 2014, 8:28 pm


Sign the Toxic Free Kids Pledge

November 1, 2014, 4:58 am


12 Replies to "Toxic Free Kids Act"

  • Robert Verhoogen
    January 5, 2015 (9:03 pm)

    I’m a retired pediatrician who fully endorses this important law!

  • John Wadsworth
    January 5, 2015 (9:07 pm)

    We deserve to be informed and keep our kids safe.

  • Mary McGaughey
    January 5, 2015 (10:07 pm)

    Toxicity in the environment is destroying the planet, and all biological organisms. Time, long past, to eliminate all toxins. We need a planetary detox!

  • Gearld Fisher
    January 6, 2015 (1:41 am)

    It’s about time that we all take a stand, and demand that all manufactures indicate that their materials and processes are proven safe for our children.
    Our Government has done little to protect, and make sure that materials are safe for human exposure.
    Just think about it how the use of harmful chemicals have effected all of us, and is not being controlled today.
    If someone was being paid off to evaluate rather than not it would be a benfit us all.
    I would like to see a certification lable on all toys, indicating that they meet all safety standards.
    This means that someone needs to care enough about the safety/lives of our love ones.

  • Marcia Denison
    January 6, 2015 (3:05 am)

    People’s drinking water is being poisoned with 2,4 D (agent orange), Atrazine that kills both plants and animals, Glyphosate and who knows what all where industrial timber lands are sprayed in drinking watersheds, and in the air where people work and live. People are dying of Spider Brain Cancer and getting Breast Cancer in hoards, especially men who work for timber companies. The state does nearly nothing because of the corrupt legislature and ALEC. The people ODF sends to watch aerial spraying and inspect poisoning complaints are rendered disabled from work from neurological damage, Parkinson’s, MS, and cancers, also got in entire towns and rural communities being poisoned . This is genocide. This has to change now! If our legislators won’t change it, out they go!!

  • Paul Richey
    January 6, 2015 (3:19 am)

    I am not a judge nor a jury. But I buy and pay for products that are in the children’s toys category. Label, Label,
    and Label. I know; if Monsanto can get away with it why can’t you? Monsanto ain’t getting away with it. Just
    stay tuned. Meanwhile, clean up the toys, cloths and things that can go into the mouths of young’uns.

  • Darise Weller
    January 6, 2015 (3:51 am)

    We all need protection from harmful chemicals

  • Judy
    February 15, 2015 (6:30 am)

    As a RN I feel we need to do everything we can do to keep children safe.

  • United in support of Toxic Free Kids | Oregon Environmental Council
    August 29, 2018 (11:32 pm)

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