Oregon to phase out toxic chemicals in children’s toys and products



SALEM, Ore. — The state House has passed a bill yesterday that would phase out toxic chemicals from certain toys and children’s products that are sold in Oregon.

Lawmakers approved the bill yesterday.

The measure, if passed through, would establish a database to track the use of 19 chemicals that are harmful to children in manufactured products.

The state would also work with manufacturers to phase out the chemicals within the next five years.