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Modernizing the Toxic Free Kids Act

March 9, 2021, 7:26 pm


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Emerging toxics: PFAS in groundwater

By Jamie Pang South, Environmental Health Program Director, and Stacey Dalgaard, Water Outreach Director What is a “forever chemical”? Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, known collectively as PFAS, are a class of synthetic, man-made chemicals that do not break down in the environment and build up in our blood and organs. This has earned them the name “forever chemicals,” and they have now been
September 25, 2020, 5:48 pm


Toxics Lurking in Our Water

Do you ever wonder what’s in your water? The water in our rivers and groundwater isn’t pure H2O. Every water source has different minerals and compounds. Many are harmless or even healthful, but others can be toxic to humans or aquatic life. Some harmful toxics are naturally occurring, like bacteria, arsenic and algae. Some aren’t supposed to be in the river but get washed off our streets and farms, like brake fluid, mercury, fertilizers and pesticides. And some are man-made syn
September 18, 2020, 7:43 pm


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 conc
January 31, 2020, 2:52 pm


If Our Government Won’t Regulate Toxic Chemicals, It Is Up to Consumer Behavior and Retailers to Drive Change

New Report Reveals Top Retailers Making Major Chemical Safety Advances A new report released this week by Oregon Environmental Council’s partner Safer Chemicals Healthy Families reveals that many of our nation’s top retailers are vo
November 21, 2019, 10:03 pm


Non-Toxic Lice Treatments

November 2, 2019, 5:00 am


Tell McDonald’s: Time to Take off the Toxic Gloves

With great market power comes great responsibility for customers’ health.
October 24, 2019, 8:07 am


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


OHA Making Smart Moves on Toxic Toys Rules

June 25, 2019, 8:58 pm


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)

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

  • Chemicals of Concern In Children's Products | Oregon Environmental Council
    December 5, 2018 (3:44 pm)

    […] Toxic Free Kids Act: How it works […]

  • Accurate labels, or cover-up? | Oregon Environmental Council
    December 12, 2018 (10:45 pm)

    […] Toxic Free Kids program tracks chemicals of concern in children’s products. As the Oregon Health Authority states, […]

  • 22 milestones for Oregon in 2018 | Oregon Environmental Council
    December 20, 2018 (11:57 pm)

    […] Oregon’s groundbreaking Toxic Free Kids Act kicks into action – manufacturers of children’s products must report on the presence of […]