(105 ILCS 135/2)
(from Ch. 122, par. 1602)
The General Assembly finds that:
(a) Art supplies which contain toxic substances or which are potential
human carcinogens pose a significant danger to the health and safety of school children.
(b) School children are not sufficiently protected by present health
laws in so far as materials which may be seriously harmful are not so
labeled and therefore children are not properly warned as to the dangers
inherent in the use of those materials.
(c) Elementary school children should be protected by prohibiting the
sale of art supplies containing toxic substances to schools and school
districts for use in kindergarten and grades one through 6, and art supplies
containing toxic substances should be purchased by schools and school
districts for students in grades 7 through 12 only if the materials are
properly labeled, as described in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-725.)