Consumer News: Phthalates Banned From Child Toys

Congress today approved a nationwide ban on phthalates, a group of harmful chemicals, from children's products after some studies linked them to a variety of long-term health issues. Phthalates, commonly added to plastic products to make them soft and pliable, are found in a variety of children's products, like teething rings, rubber ducks and soft books, as well as common household items, like vinyl shower curtains, nail polish and paint. Studies have shown that toxins can be ingested when...Full Story
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