OR OHA - High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children's Health (HPCCCH)
High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children's Health (HPCCCH)
This list contains Oregon's high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health, as required by the Toxic-Free Kids Act passed in 2015. The Oregon Health Authority's Toxic-Free Kids program will be gathering information from manufacturers that use these chemicals in their children's products to help fill a data gap that exists for both consumers and agencies. The presence of these chemicals in a product does not necessarily mean the product will harm a child’s health, or that there is any violation of existing safety standards or laws.
Per ORS 431A.258, manufacturers must provide biennial notice to OHA of children's products sold in Oregon that are covered by the Oregon Toxic-Free Kids Act and contain HPCCCH in the final product that is at or above de minims. Per ORS 431A.253, de minimis concentrations for "intentionally added" HPCCCH are those at or above practical quantification limits (PQL). The PQLs for HPCCCHs vary and are found in OAR 333-016-2035 Exhibit A. De minimis for a HPCCCH as a contaminant is a concentration of 100 parts per million. "Intentionally added chemical" and "contaminant" are defined in ORS 431A.253.
*This list is being included in Pharos as a Restricted Substance List and has two sublists: Potential ACUTE health effects (sudden or short-term) and Potential CHRONIC health effects (over time or long-term). For more detailed concern for children’s health, please refer to Oregan's Toxic-Free Kids Program.