Toxic Free Kids Act
On July 11, 2022, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) completed a report detailing the fourth review and revision process for the Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern list. This report also described Toxic Free Kids program updates since 2019 including updates on collaborative work with the Chemicals in Products Interagency Team and with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development.
Reports detailing the Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern (CHC) list updates and Toxic Free Kids (TFK) program activities are published every three years. The first review and revision of the CHC list was published in the 2013 report. All previous reports detailing updates to the CHC list and TFK program activities can be found by clicking the following links:
2019 Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern Report (PDF) Published June 28, 2019
2016 Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern Report (PDF) Published August 11, 2016
2013 Minnesota Chemicals of High Concern Report (PDF) Published July 1, 2013
In January 2010, 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: