Vermont's Department of Health explains:
Vermont prioritizes protecting public health and the environment. Consumers are encouraged to learn more about the chemicals that are present in childrens' products.
Act 188, relating to the regulation of toxic substances (2014)(exit VDH), establishes a reporting protocol for manufactures who use certain chemicals in children's products. Beginning July 1, 2016, manufacturers who use chemicals designated by the State of Vermont as Chemicals of High Concern to Children, must disclose information about these chemicals to the Department of Health.
Vermont Rule and Statute:
“Chemical of high concern to children” means a chemical listed under 18 V.S.A. chapter 38A § 1773, or designated by the Department of Health as a chemical of high concern by rule under §1776 of this title.
This rule provides the requirements for the disclosure and reporting of toxic substances that are intentionally added to a children’s product at a level above the PQL produced by the manufacturer or are present in a children’s product produced by the manufacturer as a contaminant at concentrations of 100 parts per million or greater.