Toxic Free Kids Act
Chemicals of High Concern
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 or updated Chemicals of High Concern please contact MDH with your request. MDH contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.
The revised 2016 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, 2016 Chemicals of High Concern List, sorted by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry number (PDF)
Microsoft Excel format 2016 Chemicals of High Concern list (Excel)
(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.)
Chemicals Added or Removed
Chemicals Removed from the Chemicals of High Concern list in 2016 (PDF)
This is a table that lists the 2013 Chemicals of High Concern which have been excluded from the 2016 version of the list.
Chemicals Added to the Chemicals of High Concern list in 2016 (PDF)
This is a table of the chemicals that have been added to 2016 list.
High Production Volume Status Change
Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern Report (PDF)
This report describes the 2016 review and revision process of the Chemicals of High Concern list.
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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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For questions: contact MDH at email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To send comments by mail, send to:
Chemicals of High Concern
Minnesota Department of Health
Environmental Health Division
Environmental Surveillance and Assessment Section
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975