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EcoWaste Coalition finds harmful chemicals in raincoats sold in Divisoria By Jason Faustino 05/17/2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

EcoWaste Coalition finds harmful chemicals in raincoats sold in Divisoria

By Jason Faustino 05/17/2012
As “back-to-school” shoppers swamp Divisoria ahead of the school reopening, a toxics watchdog yesterday announced it had bought and screened 14 children’s raincoats and found dangerous levels of harmful chemicals in 13 of them.

The EcoWaste Coalition made the disclosure as the group stepped up its effort to raise consumer awareness on chemicals of concern to watch out in some school supplies as the resumption of classes on June 4 nears.

The group last week uncovered excessive levels of lead, a potent brain poison, in nine out of 25 school supplies, including three backpacks, two pencil cases, a plastic envelope, a rainwear, a pair of girl shoes and a water canteen..... MORE

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