Monday, December 10, 2007

Toxic Toys Report Out

The Environmental Health Project for the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan conducted tests on more than 1,200 toys and found out many contain toxic substances.

According to the toy safety report, the highest concentrations of lead were found in children’s jewelry - more than 33% contained lead at levels greater than 600 parts per million, a standard for toys and children’s products set by the CPSC.

It also found other chemicals such as cadmium, arsenic and mercury in a small percentage of the toys, as well as phthalates, found in toys made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

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