Thursday: Join Oregon Health Authority's Final Hearing on the Toxic Free Kids Act
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is holding its LAST public hearing (by conference call) on the Toxic Free Kids Act. This final phase of rulemaking focuses on the exemptions manufacturers may seek if they are unable to completely phase out these toxic chemicals. If waivers are granted easily, the law simply won’t protect our children. ONLINE testimony as well as written testimony is needed!
Date: Thursday, July 16th
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dial In: 1‐877‐848-7030
Access Code: 2030826#
***You can also submit written comments until July 23rd. If you have the time to, please do both!***.
Share your name and any personal connection you have with the issue (e.g., your children, work that you do related to children or health care, a health issue you are concerned about that has a link to environmental exposures).
Point #1: The Toxic Free Kids Act is about making safer products, and I like that it requires manufacturers to disclose the toxic ingredients in a product that my (child, neighbor, niece, loved one) uses. This will push manufacturers to design safer products up front and help OHA gather more information on toxic chemicals.
Point #2: As a consumer, I urge OHA to implement manufacturer exemptions as narrowly as possible and to be fully transparent in who applies for exemptions and which applications are granted or denied.