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It's Your Oregon: Maggie Collins It's Your Oregon: Maggie Collins
Little did I know what was in store in January 1973, when I walked into OEC’s SW Water Street office. Judie (Neilson) Hansen was efficiently managing in a small area full of mis-matched furniture. I explained that Oregon Environmental Council sounded like a good place to volunteer because “environmental” was part of its name. I went away from that first encounter with a copy of Senate Bill 100, which I read that night in a toy-cluttered NE Portland living room after my preschoolers were tucked in.
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Healthy families, healthy homes

A few simple changes in your housekeeping could make a big difference to your family's health. Check out these easy and practical steps to reduce the chemicals in your household, and make your home environment a healthier one.

Eco-Healthy Home Checkup Kit

EcoHealthyHome Checkup

Get our room-by-room checklist to assess the health of your home. The guide will help you find ways to reduce asthma triggers and other household hazards and make your home an eco-healthy environment.

Already completed the guide? Take the challenge and let us know what changes you're making!

Healthy home tips online

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A few simple changes in your housekeeping could make a big difference to your family's health! See our online tips to triggers in your household for asthma and chronic disease.



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Eco-Healthy lunches 

See our Eco-Healthy Lunch Box Kit,  full of tips and recipes to help you pack a healthy lunch for your child. 




Take Our Family pledge

ehkidsThe OEC Family Pledge is a simple and effective tool to help your family identify first steps in going eco-healthy. Send a photo of your eco-healthy kids and we'll post them on the website.


Healthy Toys Database

Parents worried about toy safety can search a list of more than  2,800 items tested for lead and other harmful chemicals at HealthyToys.org. This site will empower you to choose the safest and healthiest toys for your loved ones.

Help us help you!

If you find resources on our site that are especially useful to you, or if there are things missing that you'd like to find here, please let us know! Your feedback is essential to help us reach our goal of reducing children's exposure to harmful substances.

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