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Report: Toxic Chemicals Found in Thousands of Children's Products


Health & Wellness  (tags: children's products, NO controls, Report: Chemicals Revealed, WA State watchdog group, Washington Toxics Coalition. over 5000 c, toxins, carcinogens, hormone disruptors, flame retardants, toxic metals, solvents, 66 worst chemicals )

Judy
- 605 days ago - commondreams.org
The study, called Chemicals Revealed, identified over 5000 children's products such as clothing, car seats and personal care products that include developmental or reproductive toxins and carcinogens.



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. (1)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:52 am
Toxic chemicals are found in EVERYONES products.
 

Darren Woolsey (112)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:01 am
One dilemma we have here, is, as some science becomes more refined in terms of discovering or uncovering evidence of toxic chemicals, germs and other substances and materials of fine matter, is we probably don't realize how prevalent some of this stuff is throughout our world.

I wonder whether it is possible to screen each and every product made for everyone for anything that is going to be considered harmful for a human being.
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:30 am
Toxic chemicals are EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:17 am
Toxins are killing us in the womb. I agree, they are everywhere and I'm not sure when the majority of people are going to take their individual complaints and merge them into one massive outcry. The Few are killing the many for $.....is simple as that.....and they don't care.

Oren Lyons has spoken at many places for many years, he has asked CEO's, "when is it you stop being a CEO and start being a GrandFather?" Because these Few who are so Greedy so Heartless are also setting the stage to take down their own offspring at some point.

Oren R. Lyons is a traditional Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, and a Member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, or the Haudenosaunee ("People of the Long House").

He is Professor of American Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he directs the Native American Studies Program.

 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:11 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Patricia H. (454)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:41 pm
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:34 pm
Noted
 

Jeannine Schenewerk (1)
Friday May 3, 2013, 11:08 am
I'm old enough to remember when the first 'flame retardant' pajamas for children were marketed. I recall looking at them, handling them, at the store. The chemical smell emanating from them was obvious. I decided against putting my toddlers in those treated pajamas.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday May 3, 2013, 12:41 pm
Our corporations are so cruel and do not even care about our future generation. Shame!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 12:58 pm
Thank you.
 

Judy C. (101)
Friday May 3, 2013, 3:38 pm
Thanks for all your comments. I knew there were lots of potentially toxic or carcinogenic chemicals in any consumer products, but this report reveals a staggering number of such chemicals. Corporations seem to have no interest in investigating product safety before putting things on the market for use by our children.

Jeannine remembers when flame retardant chemicals were first used in children's pajamas. So do I. the main chemical was called TRIS. My first son was very little then, and I tried to wash out the chemical smell, and it was not possible. I avoided using those pajamas too, Jeannine.
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Friday May 3, 2013, 3:47 pm
thanks
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:26 pm
We should restrict toxic chemicals.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:08 pm
Noted w/thanks for the info, Judy.
 

marie c. (168)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:08 pm
Noted
Thank you Judy
 

june t. (66)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:40 pm
thanks for the article
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:18 pm
Worrying, but the air we breathe in big cities are full of toxic products too.
 

Anne F. (17)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:53 pm
Listing the ingredients is an important first step and the legislators in Washington state made it happen!
 
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