Toxic Free Kids Act
Chemicals of High Concern
July 2013

Chemicals of High Concern list


The Chemicals of High Concern list was first published in 2010. MDH is required to review and revise the list at least every three years. If you wish to view the original 2010 Chemicals of High Concern list it can be found on the Chemicals of High Concern 2010 Archived List page.

The revised 2013 Chemicals of High Concern list can be downloaded from the links below. A report concerning the revision and review process of the list can be found on the Reports page or from the supporting information section below. Choose the format that best suits your purposes.

The list content is the same in both files.

PDF format, 2013 Chemicals of High Concern List, sorted by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry number (PDF: 1142KB/144 pages)

Microsoft Excel (.xls) format 2013 Chemicals of High Concern list (427 KB)
(Note: If you are importing the Excel file into a database such as Microsoft Access, it is helpful to select the "memo" data type for columns labeled "Chemical Name," "Source(s)" and "Use example(s) or class" to prevent truncation of content in some cells. If you do not have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer, you might need to install a free Excel Viewer from Microsoft to view the list in this format.)

Supporting Information


Microsoft Excel format (.xls): Chemicals excluded and added to the Chemicals of High Concern list in 2013 (57 KB)

Chemicals excluded from the Chemicals of High Concern list in 2013 (PDF: 100KB/5 pages)
This is a table that lists the 2010 Chemicals of High Concern which have been excluded from the 2013 version of the list.

Chemicals added to the Chemicals of High Concern list in 2013 (PDF: 110KB/3 pages)
This is a table of the chemicals that have been added to 2013 list

2013 Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern Report (PDF: 438KB/29 pages)
This report describes the 2013 review and revision process of the Chemicals of High Concern list.

Chemicals of High Concern - Frequently Asked Questions

Acronyms and Abbreviations (PDF: 55KB/2 pages)

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Background


The Toxic Free Kids Act requires that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), after consultation with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), generate a list of Chemicals of High Concern by July 1, 2010. The chemicals must meet these criteria identified in Minn. Stat. 2009 116.9401:

"Chemical of high concern" means a chemical identified on the basis of credible scientific evidence by a state, federal, or international agency as being known or suspected with a high degree of probability to:

(1) harm the normal development of a fetus or child or cause other developmental toxicity;
(2) cause cancer, genetic damage, or reproductive harm;
(3) disrupt the endocrine or hormone system;
(4) damage the nervous system, immune system, or organs, or cause other systemic toxicity;
(5) be persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic; or
(6) be very persistent and very bioaccumulative

The law also instructs MDH to “consider chemicals listed as a suspected carcinogen, reproductive or developmental toxicant, or as being persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic, or very persistent and very bioaccumulative by a state, federal, or international agency. These agencies may include, but are not limited to, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Washington Department of Ecology, the United States Department of Health, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United Nation's World Health Organization, and European Parliament Annex XIV concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals.” 

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Questions or Comments


For questions: contact MDH at health.risk@state.mn.us

For comments: MDH will be accepting written comments on the Chemicals of High Concern list. All substantive comments will be posted on the MDH website on the Toxic Free Kids Act Comments page.

To send comments by e-mail, send to: health.risk@state.mn.us

To send comments by mail, send to:

Chemicals of High Concern
Minnesota Department of Health
Environmental Health Division
Site Assessment and Consultation Unit
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975


Updated Friday, 28-Jun-2013 11:06:07 CDT