Safer Chemicals in Children's Products

Maine prioritizes chemicals into three tiers

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Leading efforts to improve the chemical safety of consumer products, Maine’s chemical reporting regulation aims to encourage the use of safer alternatives and increase awareness of potential childhood chemical exposures from common household products.

Three tiers of priority

Maine lists approximately 1400 compounds as chemicals of concern. From this list, chemicals of high concern are designated and upon further review, may be elevated to priority chemical status which results in regulatory action. Each tier of prioritization builds upon the criteria of the list before it.

NEWS - Sales Prohibition effective March 1, 2014

The Maine Legislature and Board of Environmental Protection have approved a state-wide sales prohibition on infant formula packaging and baby food packaging containing intentionally-added bisphenol A in an amount greater than the de minimis level after March 1, 2014. If you are a manufacturer of either of these product categories and are unsure whether you are affected by this new law please contact Kerri Malinowski at (207) 215-1894.

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