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Video PSA from HealthyStuff.org Lead is very dangerous to children and can be found in many new and used children’s products such as toys, backpacks and jewelry. On your cell phone TEXT the name of a questionable toy or product to 30644, or visit healthystuff.org

Third Annual Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys to be Released for 2009 Holiday Shopping Season by HealthyStuff.org – Despite public outrage and new consumer protections to restrict lead and phthalates in children’s products, the Ecology Center’s latest research of popular children’s toys and apparel still found lead, cadmium, mercury, bromine, chlorine (PVC), arsenic, and other harmful substances on store shelves. This year’s findings show that lead – which has been… Read More

Health Group Finds High Lead Levels in Toys By Jennifer C. Kerr (AP Writer) Children’s toys carrying the Barbie and Disney logos have turned up with high levels of lead in them, according to a California-based advocacy group – a finding that may give consumers pause as they shop for the holiday season. The Center for Environmental Health tested about 250 children’s products bought at major retailers and found lead levels that… Read More

The good news is that safe toys are possible. 28% of the products tested did not contain any lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury or PVC, including many made in China. Examples of healthier toys include: Amazing Animals Hippo by Fisher-Price (made in China); Caterpillar Grasping Toy by Melissa and Doug (made in Vietnam); and B.R. Bruin Stacking Cups (made in China).

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