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Seventy-Five Percent of School Supplies Have Toxic Phthalates, Study Shows

Seventy-five Percent of School Supplies Have Toxic Phalates, Says Study

Are you worried about your child's backpack?

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.

Are you worried about your child’s school supplies?

Image: Flickr/charactersntoons.com


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