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Oregon’s Kids Look Forward to Toxic Free Play

Oregon Senate Passes Toxic Free Kids Act

Salem, OR – July 1, 2015: Today, the Oregon Senate voted to pass the Toxic Free Kids Act (SB 478), a bill that would begin filling the gaps in Oregonians’ understanding of how, when and in what quantities our children are exposed to hazardous chemicals, and then help to phase those chemicals out

Keny-Guyer Hoping Fourth Time a Charm for Toxic-Free Kids Act

The proposed Oregon law would copy a Washington law on disclosure but then strengthen it to phase out hazardous chemicals in children’s products and replace them with safer alternatives. SB 478 maintains bipartisan support in the House and the increased Democratic majority should allow the bill to over-rule Sen. Betsy Johnson, a friend of the chemistry council who opposes the bill.

Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer rolled out her Toxic-Free Kids Act for the fourth time in her four years as a legislator from Southeast Portland on Monday, and this time around, the increased Democratic majority may be what it takes to put one of her flagship issues into law.

Bill to Protect Kids from Toxic Chemicals Heard in Senate

Salem, OR – The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today on Senate Bill 478, the Toxic-free Kids Act. The bill, aimed to protect Oregon’s children from toxic chemicals found in toys and children’s products, is a priority of Senator Chris Edwards (D-Eugene).

House Health Committee Clears Toxic Toys Bill

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The bill was narrowed but still requires manufacturers to report hazardous chemicals and phase them out in most cases. The Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act is modeled after a law in Washington, where a recent report found Disney and others failed to report child’s perfumes laced with poisonous phthalates.


April 16, 2013 — Oregon took a big step forward to taking toxic toys off its shelves, as House Bill 3162, moved out of the House Health Committee.

Bipartisan Bill Could Take Toxic Toys off the Market

The Lund Report
The Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act, pushed by the Oregon Environmental Council, would require large manufacturers to report if 19 toxic chemicals are used in their children’s products, and then phase them out over five years


March 13, 2013 — Rep. Jason Conger, the Republican representative from Bend, knows what it’s like to be a parent frightened about raising a child in a toxic environment.

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