Toxic Free Kids Act
July 2013

On July 1st, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) completed a report concerning the review and revision process for the Chemicals of High Concern list. This report also describes some of the future work activities MDH plans for the Chemicals of High Concern and Priority Chemical lists as well as providing brief updates on other states doing similar work.

2013 Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern Report (PDF: 438KB/29 pages)

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:

Toxic Free Kids Act: An Interim Report to the Legislature (PDF: 146KB/18 pages)

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:

Options to Reduce and Phase-out Priority Chemicals in Children's Products and Promote Green Chemistry (PDF: 1,085 KB/121 pages)

Appended Comments to Legislative Report (PDF: 1,164 KB/12 pages)


Updated Monday, April 14, 2014 at 03:50PM