Archive | lead in toys

10 Tips for Preventing Lead Poisoning



(Here is an important guest post about preventing lead poisoning. Follow these tips to protect your kids, and please, spread the word.) “Lead poisoning is one of the most important and most preventable pediatric environmental diseases today.  Lead poisoning may cause a variety of medical problems, including learning disabilities, anemia, growth problems and behavioral issues,” […]

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10 Ways to Prevent Lead Poisoning



(Here is a guest post from the California Poison Control System.  It shares helpful tips for how to avoid damaging lead exposure in your family.) California Poison Control System (http://www.calpoison.org) is observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and warns consumers that lead can be found in a variety of products available to children.   “Lead poisoning […]

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Introducing Mighty Nest



I have a new gig. I’ll be writing a few posts a week for a new, green and safer product online store called MightyNest. Don’t worry, I will still be writing here on Non-Toxic Kids (how could I not?). I will also maintain my independent reviewer status, and blog about important issues (and not just […]

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How Toxic is Your Stuff? (purses, toys, back to school gear, carseats, cars and pet gear)



Sure, you’ve monitored the toys for recalls and toxic contents, but what about your handbag? Does it have that shiny fake leather feel (read:PVC). And I’ve written about toxins in carseats on this site before, but it is hard to keep track of what the best options are. Thankfully, Healthystuff.org has developed a searchable database […]

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Article Reflects Complexity of Lead Safety Law (CPSIA Delay, Effects on Small Businesses, Thrift Stores and Parents)



The CPSC reform act has turned into a complicated mess for many parents and small business owners. I’ve been covering this for the last year, and have felt conflicted myself. I want lead safety standards. A full ban of any lead in any children’s product. I want everyone to follow them. But I am saddened […]

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Melissa and Doug: The Saga Continues (HealthyToys.org finds Lead and Barium in Many of Their Toys!)



My good feelings about Melissa and Doug were fleeting. If you haven’t seen this amazing (albeit scary) resource called HealthyToys.org, you are missing out. This wonderful nonprofit out of Washington buys and tests thousands of toys on the shelves right now. They test for lead, mercury, barium, cadmium, bromine and chlorine. I posted about this […]

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