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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 038A : Chemicals of High Concern to Children

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1773)
  • § 1773. Chemicals of high concern to children

    (a) List of chemicals of high concern to children. The following chemicals are designated as chemicals of high concern to children for the purposes of the requirements of this chapter:

    (1) Formaldehyde.

    (2) Aniline.

    (3) N-Nitrosodimethylamine.

    (4) Benzene.

    (5) Vinyl chloride.

    (6) Acetaldehyde.

    (7) Methylene chloride.

    (8) Carbon disulfide.

    (9) Methyl ethyl ketone.

    (10) 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane.

    (11) Tetrabromobisphenol A.

    (12) Bisphenol A.

    (13) Diethyl phthalate.

    (14) Dibutyl phthalate.

    (15) Di-n-hexyl phthalate.

    (16) Phthalic anhydride.

    (17) Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP).

    (18) N-Nitrosodiphenylamine.

    (19) Hexachlorobutadiene.

    (20) Propyl paraben.

    (21) Butyl paraben.

    (22) 2-Aminotoluene.

    (23) 2,4-Diaminotoluene.

    (24) Methyl paraben.

    (25) p-Hydroxybenzoic acid.

    (26) Ethylbenzene.

    (27) Styrene.

    (28) 4-Nonylphenol; 4-NP and its isomer mixtures, including CAS 84852-15-3 and CAS 25154-52-3.

    (29) para-Chloroaniline.

    (30) Acrylonitrile.

    (31) Ethylene glycol.

    (32) Toluene.

    (33) Phenol.

    (34) 2-Methoxyethanol.

    (35) Ethylene glycol monoethyl ester.

    (36) Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate.

    (37) Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate.

    (38) Di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP).

    (39) Hexachlorobenzene.

    (40) 3,3′-Dimethylbenzidine and dyes metabolized to 3,3′-Dimethylbenzidine.

    (41) Ethyl paraben.

    (42) 1,4-Dioxane.

    (43) Perchloroethylene.

    (44) Benzophenone-2 (Bp-2); 2,2′,4,4′-Tetrahydroxybenzophenone.

    (45) 4-tert-Octylphenol; 4(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl) phenol.

    (46) Estragole.

    (47) 2-Ethylhexanoic acid.

    (48) Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane.

    (49) Benzene, Pentachloro.

    (50) C.I. Solvent yellow 14.

    (51) N-Methylpyrrolidone.

    (52) 2,2′,3,3′,4,4′,5,5′,6,6′-Decabromodiphenyl ether; BDE-209.

    (53) Perfluorooctanyl sulphonic acid and its salts; PFOS.

    (54) Phenol, 4-octyl.

    (55) 2-Ethyl-hexyl-4-methoxycinnamate.

    (56) Mercury and mercury compounds, including methyl mercury (22967-92-6).

    (57) Molybdenum and molybdenum compounds.

    (58) Antimony and Antimony compounds.

    (59) Arsenic and Arsenic compounds, including arsenic trioxide (1327-53-3) and dimethyl arsenic (75-60-5).

    (60) Cadmium and cadmium compounds.

    (61) Cobalt and cobalt compounds.

    (62) Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate.

    (63) Butylated hydroxyanisole; BHA.

    (64) Hexabromocyclododecane.

    (65) Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP).

    (66) Diisononyl phthalate (DINP).

    (67) PFHxS (perfluorohexane sulfonic acid).

    (68) PFHpA (perfluoroheptanoic acid).

    (69) PFNA (perfluorononanoic acid).

    (70) Any other chemical designated by the Commissioner as a chemical of high concern to children by rule under section 1776 of this title.

    (b) Commissioner’s review of list of chemicals. Beginning on July 1, 2017, and biennially thereafter, the Commissioner of Health shall review the list of chemicals of high concern to children to determine if additional chemicals should be added to the list under subsection 1776(b) of this title. In reviewing the list of chemicals of high concern to children, the Commissioner of Health may consider designations made by other states, the federal government, other countries, or other governmental agencies.

    (c) Publication of list. The Commissioner shall post the list of chemicals of high concern to children on the Department of Health website by chemical name and Chemical Abstracts Service number.

    (d) Addition or removal from list. Under 3 V.S.A. § 806, any person may request that the Commissioner add or remove a chemical from the list of chemicals of high concern to children.

    (e) PQL value. A PQL value established under this chapter for individual chemicals shall depend on the analytical method used for each chemical. The PQL value shall be based on scientifically defensible, standard analytical methods as advised by guidance published by the Department. (Added 2013, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. June 10, 2014; amended 2021, No. 36, § 5, eff. July 1, 2022.)