Many Toys Contain Dangerous Chemicals
on 1,200 children’s items revealed that more than one-third contained
lead and other potentially dangerous chemicals such as mercury, cadmium
The study, directed by the Environmental Health
Project of the Ecology Center in Michigan, also found that jewelry
products were the most likely to contain high levels of lead. Which I am glad I learned about as my daughter often times trys to put my necklaces in her mouth while I am holding her. Other
items, such as bedroom slippers, bath toys and card-game cases were
also tainted, some with as much as five times the standard safety level
of lead. The light up shoes are made with mercury, so those may not be the best option for our little ones.
As we all remember, millions
of toys, most of them made in China, have already been recalled in 2007.
Lead is supposedly banned for use in U.S. products marketed to children in
1978, but that doesn’t stop U.S. companies from importing lead-laced
toys and selling them with fervor. Up to 80 percent of toys sold in the
United States are manufactured in China. So again use your money as your vote. Support companies that share your values and that offer products that are safe and non-toxic.