2013: BPA banned in kids' food packaging

Since 2006, Healthy Legacy has worked to protect the health of Minnesota’s children from toxic chemicals in their shampoo, toys and other products.

Due to the work of Healthy Legacy and the leadership of state lawmakers, Minnesota has enacted numerous laws that address toxic chemicals in consumer products. Minnesota was the first state in the nation to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups and the first to ban formaldehyde releasing chemicals in children’s shampoo and other kid’s body products.




Mercury banned in cosmetics and remaining mercury containing products


Bill Authors

Senator John Marty

Rep. Melissa Hortman

Date Effective

January 1, 2008


Flame retardants Penta & Octa-BDE banned

Senator John Marty

Rep. Karen Clark

January 1, 2008


Bisphenol A Banned in Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Senator Sandy Rummel

Rep. Karen Clark

January 1, 2010


Toxic Free Kids’ Act creates list of toxic, Priority chemicals in Kids’ products

Senator Linda Scheid

Rep. Kate Knuth

July 1, 2010


Formaldehyde banned in Kids' body products

Bisphenol A banned in kids’ food packaging

Senator Anne Rest & Rep. John Persell

Senator Katie Sieben & Rep. Joe Atkins

August 1, 2014


Four flame retardants banned in upholstered furniture and kid's products

Senator John Marty and Rep. Jeff Howe

July 1, 2018

July 1, 2022


Senators Jeff Howe and John Marty

Rep. Becker-Finn

Organohalogenated flame retardants banned in upholstered furniture, kid’s products, mattresses, and residential textiles

Use of fire fighting foams containing PFAS chemicals restricted; reporting requirement added for emergency uses of firefighting foams