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Chemicals of High Concern
Chemicals of high concern list
The revised 2022 Chemicals of High Concern list can be downloaded from the links below. A report describing 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 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 previous updates to the Chemicals of High Concern list, please contact MDH at 651-201-4899 or email@example.com with your request.
Current Chemicals of High Concern list. The list content is the same in both files.
PDF format, 2022 Chemicals of High Concern List, sorted by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry number (PDF)
Microsoft Excel format: 2022 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 "Long text" data type for columns labeled "Chemical Name," "Source(s)" and "Use example(s) and/or Chemical Class" to prevent truncation of content in some cells.)
Chemicals added or removed
Chemicals Removed from the Chemicals of High Concern list in 2022 (PDF)
This is a table that lists the 2019 Chemicals of High Concern which have been excluded from the 2022 version of the list.
Chemicals Added to the Chemicals of High Concern list in 2022 (PDF)
This is a table of the chemicals that have been added to 2022 list since the previous update in 2019.
High production volume status change
2022 Chemicals of High Concern List Chemicals Adding High Production Volume Status (PDF)
This is a table of Chemicals of High Concern that have high production volume status on the 2022 list but did not have that status on the 2019 list.
2022 Chemicals of High Concern List Chemicals Removing High Production Volume Status (PDF)
This is a table of Chemicals of High Concern that had high production volume status on the 2019 list but do not have that status anymore on the 2022 list.
Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern Report (PDF)
This report describes the 2022 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:
- harm the normal development of a fetus or child or cause other developmental toxicity;
- cause cancer, genetic damage, or reproductive harm;
- disrupt the endocrine or hormone system;
- damage the nervous system, immune system, or organs, or cause other systemic toxicity;
- be persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic; or
- 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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