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Toxic phthalates in school supplies used by kids

from Medical News Today

High levels of toxic phthalates, which are banned in toys and are associated with birth defects, ADHD, obesity, behavioral problems and asthma, have been found in 75 percent of children's back-to-school supplies, a new report issued by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, the Empire State Consumer Project and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. School supplies were tested in a laboratory, and even seemingly harmless products, such as Dora, Spiderman and Disney branded lunchboxes, rainboots, raincoats, backpacks and 3-ring binders were found to have elevated levels of phthalates. more


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