Toxic Free Kids Act
Chemicals of High Concern and Priority Chemicals
During the 2009 legislative session, the Toxic Free Kids Act (Minn. Stat. 2010 116.9401 – 116.9407), was passed and signed into law by the governor. This legislation requires the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to create two lists of chemicals: one list called “Chemicals of High Concern” and one called “Priority Chemicals.” In addition, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is required to make recommendations about mechanisms to reduce and phase out the use of priority chemicals in children’s products and to promote the use of safer alternatives.
This page provides links to information about lists that MDH is required to create, as well as links to other states doing similar work.
Other states doing similar work: