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Protect kids from toxics

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Take our action alert: Tell legislators to pass the Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act and help protect Oregon's kids from toxic chemicals in everyday products!

I can't ask if my toys are toxic. But you can.Chronic disease is on the rise. In order to protect our community’s most vulnerable—infants and children—our health officials need to know where and how kids are exposed to carcinogens, hormone disruptors and other harmful chemicals.

Good news! The Oregon House passed HB 3162, and it’s now up for a vote in the Senate.

Ask your state senators to support Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids.

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More about HB 3162 Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act

The Act establishes a science-based list of the highest priority chemicals of concern to children’s health.

  • It requires manufacturers to notify health officials when children’s products sold in Oregon contain these chemicals (like toys, jewelry and car seats) 
  • It authorizes the Oregon Health Authority to collect and track this data.
  • It works with manufacturers to replace harmful chemicals with safer alternatives
  • Download our fact sheet

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Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend)

Jason Conger"It was a genuine pleasure to work with OEC on HB 3162—a bill to reduce toxic chemicals in children’s products. The people at OEC are extraordinary—honest, professional, talented and dedicated. They make OEC a powerful advocate for positive change in Oregon."


Governor John Kitzhaber

Governor John Kitzhaber"Times change, but OEC remains a reliable voice in Salem for Oregon’s environment."

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