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Monday, December 7, 2009

1/3 of kids toys contain toxic chemicals

.... But notice: nothing is being done about it. A data base has been established for parents to look up the various toys to see if they contain any of the toxic chemicals.... but that's it. Is it not the responsibility of the governments to oversee the testing of these toys and to insure that toxic toys are banned? Why is it the responsibility of the parent to look up each and every toy that their children have, or that they are preparing to purchase for the holiday season? Is this data base well advertised? I've never heard of it before and if I haven't, I can guarantee that the vast portion of the consumer population hasn't either.

So great, we have a data base to refer too, and we can spend hours looking up each and every toy in our childrens rooms to make an educated decision about what is safe for our children to love. But WHAT is the government doing?

I think it's about time we asked them. Don't you?

Toxic chemicals found in a third of children's toys: Study

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON – A third of the most popular children's toys in the United States this year contain harmful chemicals including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury, a US consumer group said Wednesday.

The Ecology Center, which published its findings on the website, tested nearly 700 toys ahead of the Christmas shopping season and found that 32 percent contained one or more toxic chemical.

HERE to read the complete article