Seventy-Five Percent of School Supplies Have Toxic Phthalates, Study ShowsDanielle Sullivan
A Brooklyn Senator has had it up to here with the toxic chemicals infiltrating everything from baby bottles to children’s toys. Now he plans a war of school supplies.
Senator Charles Schumer is irate after learning of the new report put out by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice entitled, Hidden Hazards: Toxic Chemicals Inside Children’s Vinyl Back-to-School Supplies.
Here are some highlights from the study as reported by My Fox NY:
— 75 percent of children’s back-to-school supplies tested contained levels of phthalates that would be in violation of federal bans for toys, if these products were considered toys
— The Dora the Explorer Backpack contained phthalate levels over 69 times the allowable federal limit for toys
— The Amazing Spider Man Backpack contained phthalate levels over 52 times the allowable federal limit for toys
— The Disney Princess Lunchbox contained phthalate levels over 29 times the allowable federal limit for toys
— The Smart Fit Kids Pink Rainboot contained phthalates levels over 20 times the allowable federal limit for toys
— The Brown Polka Dot/Hot Chocolate 1″ Hard Binder contained phthalate levels over 11 times the allowable federal limit for toys
Senator Schumer is calling on a complete ban on the toxic chemicals in all school supplies.
Read the full report here.
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