There are many chemicals in our environment. Some of them are in products we all use—including children’s products. Children can be more susceptible to some chemicals. We encourage you to learn more about the chemicals that are in children’s products.
Why Focus on Children?
- Some chemicals can interfere with a child's growth and development.
- Children's bodies are small so they can take in more chemicals in proportion to their body weight than adults.
- Children can come into contact with more chemicals through how interact with their environment (e.g. hand-to-mouth behavior).
The Health Department collects data on the presence of certain chemicals in children’s products sold in Vermont. The data is sorted by chemical in the table below. You can browse the data files, which are in Excel format, to see the chemicals present in different product categories or search for a specific product using brand name and product model or UPC number, which is the number on the barcode of the product.
For help interpreting the data, please see the Public Data Directory. You can also download the fact sheets for information on each chemical.
NOTE: The reports on this website are based on data provided to the Health Department. The presence of a chemical in a children’s product does not necessarily mean that the product is harmful to human health or that there is any violation of existing safety standards or laws. The reporting triggers are not health-based values.
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These are other agencies that regulate chemicals and consumer products:
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)