Starting Monday, you can go online and find out about some of the toxic chemicals being used to make toys and products meant for children. You’ll find chemicals you’ve never heard of, and some that you can’t even pronounce.
In response to a new state law, major toy manufacturers are lifting the veil and disclosing their use of chemicals identified by the state as chemicals of concern — 66 toxic chemicals often found in toys, kids jewelry, and kids cosmetics. These include chemicals safety advocates have warned us about for years, because of potentially long-term health risks for babies and children.
“The fact that we have this list of 66 chemicals should serve as a sign to manufacturers that they don’t want to be using these chemicals in the first place.”, explained Ivy Sager-Rosenthal of the Washington Toxics Coalition.