Oregon Passes Toxic Free Kids Act

Photo: AP File Photo

Photo: AP File Photo

Congratulations to Oregon Rep. Keny-Guyer and Sen. Chris Edwards on passage of the Toxic Free Kids Act. (SB 478).

The bill builds upon previous Washington legislation to disclosure and eventually phase out toxic chemicals in place of safer alternatives .

In a statement the bill’s Senate sponsor released after its passing, Sen. Chris Edwards (D-Eugene) wrote, “I’ve never had to work so hard to pass a bill, but the positive lifelong impacts for children, their families and even on government spending (think special education, human services & healthcare) made it worth the fight.”

You can read a news story on the bill here.