Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 02, 2012
A new study published by the Centre for Health, Environment and Justice, titled Hidden Hazards: Toxic Chemicals Inside Children’s Vinyl Back-to-School Supplies, has revealed that common school supplies may be laden with toxic chemicals that have been banned in toys. It was identified that products made out of softened vinyl plastic may contain dangerous levels of phthalates.
The study also identified that these chemicals have been found to be hazardous even at very low levels of exposure. At high levels, they can disrupt hormones, have been linked to birth defects, infertility, early puberty, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes and even cancer. In fact, the report found that 80% of children’s back-to-school supplies sampled, contained phthalates.
Many parents presume that if they buy from recognized and established brands, then they can trust that the item is safe. Michael Schade, Markets Campaign Coordinator and author of the report found that one Disney product contained an alarming 29 times the limit set by US Federal Health Agencies. If this lunch box were considered a toy, it would be banned in the United States of America.
Andrew Puhanic of the Globalist Report, an activist from Australia is trying to make a difference by educating parents of the dangers of exposure to phthalates.
“Parents and guardians of children should take note of the findings of this report and demand that products containing Phthalates are labeled,” he says.
Parents seeking to identify products containing phthalates should visit: http://www.theglobalistreport.com/children-exposed-to-phthalates-in-school-supplies
To download a copy of the study directly from Centre for Health, Environment and Justice, go to: http://chej.org/wp-content/uploads/HiddenHazardsReportFINAL.pdf
1. Media Contact: Andrew Puhanic. Phone +61402652197. Email: andrew(at)theglobalistreport(dot)com
2. The Globalist Report (http://www.theglobalistreport.com/) was launched in November 2011 by Andrew Puhanic.
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