Conservation Minnesota

Summer 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Children from Chemicals

Thumbnail-PaulThis year, you are one of more than 20,000 Minnesotans helping guide our work by taking our issue survey and sharing your conservation priorities.  During the legislative session that ended in May, more than 10,500 postcards, emails and phone calls were delivered to legislators and Governor Dayton on your behalf, urging them to address your priorities.  They didn’t go unnoticed.

You helped us protect Minnesota’s children from exposure to toxic chemicals.  Here’s how:

  • Removing Bispehenol-A (BPA) – New state law bans the use of BPA in food packaging marketed for children under 3 years old, including infant formula and baby food.
  • Banning Formaldehyde – Use of formaldehyde is banned in soaps, shampoo, lotions and other personal care products marketed for children under 8 years old.

You helped make this possible.  I thank you for being such a big part of this important work.  Together, we can protect the Minnesota you love!



Paul Austin
Executive Director

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About Paul Austin

Paul Austin
Paul Austin has 23 years of public service as an elected leader, advocate and political strategist, Paul Austin brings a rare combination of skills and experience to his position as Executive Director. At age 25, Paul was elected Mayor of Clinton, Connecticut – the youngest in state history. Paul has served as Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota since 2004.
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