Oregon State Legislature: Help us keep toxic chemicals out of kids’ toys and products!
  • Petición dirigida a: Rep. Mitch Greenlick

Esta petición fue entregada a:

Chair of the House Health Committee
Rep. Mitch Greenlick
Vice-Chair of the House Health Committee
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer
Vice-Chair of the House Health Committee
Rep. Jim Thompson
Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Richard Devlin
Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Peter Buckley
Co-Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Nancy Nathanson
Co-Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Betsy Johnson
Oregon State legislature
Co-Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Dennis Richardson
Oregon Governor
Oregon State Senate
Oregon State House

Oregon State Legislature: Help us keep toxic chemicals out of kids’ toys and products!

    1. Susan Beal
    2. Petición creada por

      Susan Beal

      Portland, OR

Dangerous, toxic chemicals don’t belong in the hands of our babies and children, just when they are at greatest risk of lasting harm to their health. If a manufacturer is using a carcinogen like formaldehyde in children’s clothes or brain-damaging cadmium and mercury in toys, it should not be a secret.

As a mother of two young children, I do my best to protect my kids from as many of these “chemicals of concern” as I can. But parents shouldn’t have to be researchers or chemists to avoid exposing our children to toxic chemicals—or to reward the great companies who don’t use toxics in the first place. The state of Oregon, and its health and science experts, should be helping to ensure that our health is not at risk from everyday products.

I was so proud when my 2011 petition asking Portland’s Multnomah County to officially ban bisphenol-A (BPA) in bottles and sippy cups was victorious! But we desperately need statewide action that covers many more chemicals of concern, and this is a great first step.

Our neighbor, Washington State, passed a law requiring large manufacturers to disclose to state authorities if they’re using any of 66 toxic, disruptive chemicals in products for kids. Our Oregon Legislature will consider a similar, important bill covering 19 of the most worrying toxic chemicals during this 2013 session – let’s make sure it passes the Oregon House and Senate to become a strong law that protects all of our kids!

Thank you to Representatives Alissa Keny-Guyer and Jason Conger, and Senators Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, MD and Brian Boquist for sponsoring the Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids bill (HB 3162) in the Oregon Legislature! I appreciate their bipartisan collaboration on this issue. Please join me in showing our support for them and this important bill.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, Chair of the House Health Committee
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, Vice-Chair of the House Health Committee
Rep. Jim Thompson, Vice-Chair of the House Health Committee
Sen. Richard Devlin, Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Peter Buckley, Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Nancy Nathanson, Co-Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Betsy Johnson, Co-Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Oregon State legislature
Rep. Dennis Richardson, Co-Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
Oregon Governor
Oregon State Senate
Oregon State House
Help us keep toxic chemicals out of kids’ toys and products here in Oregon! Please vote in favor of HB 3162, Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids, and join the bipartisan leadership on this crucial issue. Thank you so much!

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    1. Alcanzadas 3.000 firmas
    2. A sad day for our bill to end the session

      Susan Beal
      Organizador de la petición

      Dear friends,
      Thank you all so much for your amazing support for Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act. I am so sad to report that today our bipartisan, common-sense bill died in committee in an unbreakable deadlock (15-15) on the last day of session, under heavy chemical industry pressure.

      I can't thank the sponsors, Rep. Keny-Guyer, Rep. Conger, and Sen. Steiner Hayward - and their 37 colleagues in the House, and 14 in the Senate, who voted with them - enough for their courageous leadership.

      Please offer us your support again during the next Oregon Legislature session (February 2014). And please keep calling your representatives about these crucial bills - I know we will get there. We will never give up this fight and we WILL get better laws passed!

      With deep gratitude,
      PS - You can read more about today's news here...

    3. Petitions delivered to 12 Oregon House reps and senators, Senate vote soon!

      Susan Beal
      Organizador de la petición

      My kids and I went to the State Capitol last Friday to deliver petitions with more than 100 comments from all of you here in Oregon, and got to thank two sponsors in person - Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-Portland) and Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, MD (D-Portland/Beaverton)! We also left thank-you notes for our other sponsors, Jason Conger, (R-Bend) and Brian Boquist (R-Dallas). All together we delivered petition packets to 12 elected officials, and respectfully asked undecided senators to support our crucial Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids bill when it comes up for vote.

      Yesterday I followed up with thank-you emails to everyone, including new petition copies with over 2,700 signatures and 135 (!) comments from the Oregon citizens who support HB 3162! Please call and ask your senator to vote YES for Toxics Disclosure. You can find his or her info here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/

      Thank you!


    4. Alcanzadas 2.500 firmas
    5. Delivering YOUR petition comments to the Oregon Senate tomorrow!!!

      Susan Beal
      Organizador de la petición

      Hello everyone! We are so close to 2,000 signatures - what an awesome milestone! My two kids and I will be delivering our petition (and most importantly, all the amazing comments from Oregonians like us!) to the Oregon Senate tomorrow (Friday).

      If you live in Oregon and would like to share WHY you support this law, please add your comment today! I'll be printing them tonight and delivering them by late morning Friday. These are the six senators we are specially visiting:

      Sen. Thomsen: Clackamas, Damascus, Estacada, Hood River, Sandy, Mt. Hood: 503-986-1726

      Sen. Hansell: Pendleton, LaGrande, Enterprise: 503-986-1729

      Sen. Boquist: McMinnville, Dallas, Philomath, Harrisburg: 503-986-1712

      Sen. Starr: Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove and North Plains:

      Sen. Knopp: Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, and Tumalo: 503-986-1727

      Sen. Winters: Salem, Independence, Monmouth, Turner, Aumsville:

      Please call them to add your voice! Thank you!!!

      State Capitol in Salem

      Trying to get SB 695 (the BPA-Free Baby Bill) passed! westcoastcrafty.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/our-trip-through...

    6. Alcanzadas 1.500 firmas
    7. Toxics Disclosure Act passes the Oregon House! On to the Senate!

      Susan Beal
      Organizador de la petición

      I'm so happy to announce that the Oregon House voted to pass HB 3162, Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids, by a 39-21 bipartisan vote yesterday! Here's an article from today's Oregonian about it all. Now the bill will move to the Oregon Senate where it will be a tough fight, since the chemical lobbyists are working hard to defeat it. We need your help to reach out to senators and let them know we want chemicals out of children's products! Many are still undecided and hearing from citizens makes all the difference. Please call or email your Oregon state senator today - you can look up his or her contact info here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/

      Thanks so much to everyone who has signed! We are so close now!

      Oregon House votes to phase out potentially toxic chemicals in some children's products

      SALEM -- Arsenic, cadmium, mercury and other potentially toxic chemicals would be phased out of some children's products under a bill approved Tuesday in the Oregon House. Lawmakers voted 39-21 to approve House Bill 3162, which now heads to the Senate.

    8. Alcanzadas 1.000 firmas
    9. Toxics Disclosure Act in the news, and a hearing for the bill on Wednesday!

      Susan Beal
      Organizador de la petición

      Here's a great news piece about HB 3162, including interviews with mother and activist Andrea Paluso and Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, on KATU (channel 2 here in Portland). This Wednesday, March 20, is the first hearing for the bill in front of the Oregon House Health Care committee at the State Capitol, currently scheduled second on the agenda at the 1:00 meeting. Please come to testify or just lend your support as a citizen in the room! I will be there for sure, and I'm also submitting my written testimony in advance this afternoon.
      Thanks so much everyone!
      PS: We just passed 800 signatures, thanks to all who have signed or shared the link!

      Green Living: Toxic kids' products

      Oregon lawmakers will soon hold a hearing on a new effort to safeguard the environment from toxic chemicals.

    10. Alcanzadas 750 firmas
    11. Great article about the toxics bill in the Lund Report today!

      Susan Beal
      Organizador de la petición

      Thank you so much to everyone who has signed my petition! We passed 500 signatures this morning and I appreciate everyone's support so much.

      I wanted to share a great article quoting one of the toxic toys bill's co-sponsors, Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend), in the Lund Report. His own baby daughter tested positive for high levels of lead at a routine check-up, and this frightening experience motivated him to protect other children from these dangerous chemicals. Meanwhile, Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-Portland) explains that our neighbor, Washington State, already has this common-sense law in place, and describes some of the protective measures our Oregon law would include. Thank you to Rep. Conger and Rep. Keny-Guyer for their advocacy and protection for the youngest and most vulnerable - our babies and children!

      Bipartisan Bill Could Take Toxic Toys off the Market | The Lund Report

      March 13, 2013 - Rep. Jason Conger, the Republican representative from Bend, knows what it's like to be a parent frightened about raising a child in a toxic environment. He was living in an old house in Massachusetts with his wife and 10-month old daughter when a doctor's report showed she may have lead poisoning.

    12. Alcanzadas 500 firmas


    • Al Castaneda Garcia HILLSBORO, OR
      • hace 5 meses

      As a naturopathic, homoeopathic and holistic transhumanist, government conspiracy has been a concern as to why artificial chemicals are being presented into our environment, with not just toys, but a myriad of other things.

      The first thing to understand is why do government policies say that chemicals need to be added. Corporations are the biggest concern, but many are ignorant and lack future outlook, for it's all about money and making a better profit than about humanity.

    • Phillis Almgren PORTLAND, OR
      • hace 5 meses

      I work in preschool. I would like all toys the kids play with to be safe!

    • Deborah Casto POCA, WV
      • hace 6 meses

      I have grandchildren I care

    • Alison Good LAFAYETTE, CA
      • hace 7 meses


    • Mary C TORONTO, CANADá
      • hace 9 meses

      Please watch shows "Healthy Living" on www.suprememastertv.com for a happy and long life.


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