Let's hear it for the Children's Safe Products Act!
Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced the Safe Children’s Products Act, legislation which is similar to Maine’s law that provides information to the public on the most harmful chemicals found in children’s products.
The Safe Children’s Products Act would require manufacturers and distributors of children’s toys to disclose the chemicals they use to the Department of Environmental Quality, who would then post this information on its website.
Introducing this legislation is an important step to providing the right-to-know on chemicals of highest concern, so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions. Imformation is crucial to parents, who want the best, safest options for their kids. A large sample of children’s products were recently tested and one third of them contained lead, mercury, cadmium, bromine, and even arsenic. Exposure to these chemicals can have long-term health impacts on young children. These chemicals can end up in our bodies, our wildlife, and our Great Lakes ecosystem.
This legislation is one of the top priorities found in Great Michigan website. Check here for more information on this priority.
Michigan LCV applauds Senator Warren for introdrocing this legislation as well as Senator Kahn and Senator Jones who have introduced legislation to ban cadmium from children’s products, and restrict the sale of lindane in lice shampoos.