2007 ORS § 453.245¹
Order or purchase by school of material considered to contain toxic substance prohibited
  • exceptions

(1) Art or craft material that is considered by the Department of Human Services to contain a toxic substance causing chronic illness may not be ordered or purchased by a school or school district for use by students in kindergarten and grades 1 through 6.

(2) Any substance that is a toxic substance causing chronic illness may not be ordered or purchased by a school or school district for use by students in grades 7 through 12 unless the substance meets the labeling standards specified in ORS 453.235 (Distribution of material containing toxic substances).

(3) If the department finds that, because the chronically toxic, carcinogenic or radioactive substances contained in an art or craft material cannot be ingested, inhaled or otherwise absorbed into the body during any reasonably foreseeable use of the material in a way that could pose a potential health risk, the department may exempt the material from these requirements to the extent the department determines to be consistent with adequate protection of the public health and safety. [1985 c.539 §5; 2005 c.22 §325]