In the United States, there are a few states that have chemical disclosures programs for children’s products.
The programs are specific to the manufacturers and require manufacturers to report to the state annually or biannually depending on the regulation the presence and use of these chemicals. Some states differ in the listed chemicals, how the chemicals are reported how often they are reported, but they agree that reporting is required if the chemical is in an accessible component of a children’s product and is:
- Intentionally added and is greater than the practical quantification limit (PQL)
- Present as a contaminant greater than 100 ppm
States that require manufactures to report to the state if products contain certain chemicals above the PQL if intentionally added or above 100 mg/kg is found as a contaminant are Maine, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
- Maine’s list of chemicals of high concern can be found here.
- Oregon’s list of chemicals of high concern can be found here.
- Vermont’s list of chemicals of high concern can be found here.
- Washington’s list of chemicals of high concern can be found here.
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