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Health-damaging chemicals found in toys being sold to public school children

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Health-damaging chemicals found in toys being sold to public school children


A toxics watchdog has revealed that toys containing health-damaging chemicals are being sold to public school children right at their doorstep.

The EcoWaste Coalition made the revelation after subjecting 171 assorted children’s products to chemicals analysis using an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer.

The samples, with prices ranging from P2 to P50, were purchased on July 17 to 19 from vendors and stores in the immediate vicinity of 18 public elementary schools in Metro Manila’s 17 local government units.

“Dangerous chemical ingredients in toys may eventually end up being chewed and ingested by kids who are completely unmindful of the hazards posed by these substances,” said Thony Dizon, coordinator of the  EcoWaste Coalition’s Project Protect..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2020-health-damaging-chemicals-found-in-toys-being-sold-to-public-school-children

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