Toxic Free Kids Act
On August 11th, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) completed a report detailing the second review and revision process for the Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern list. This report also briefly describes the previous update to the list in 2013 as well as some of the future work activities MDH plans for the Priority Chemical list and Toxic Free Kids program as a whole.
On July 1st, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) completed a report concerning the first review and revision process for the Chemicals of High Concern list since its original publication in 2010. MDH is required to update the Chemicals of High Concern list every three years.
In January 2010, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) submitted an interim progress report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the Minnesota legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy, commerce, and public health. The report is available from the link below:
In December 2010, MPCA and MDH submitted a report to legislative committees concerning ways to reduce and phase out the use of Priority Chemicals in children’s products and promote the use of safer alternatives. The report also discusses possible ways to fund efforts to phase out or substitute chemicals, and ways to promote and provide incentives for products that are designed using concepts of “green chemistry” and “life-cycle analysis.” Stakeholder comments received by December 13, 2010 were appended to the report sent to the Legislature. The report and the stakeholder comments can be accessed from the MPCA website through the links below: