Guest post by Mike Schade from the Center for Health and Justice New testing coordinated by CHEJ found elevated levels of phthalates in a Spongebob Squarepants vinyl rain poncho, at levels nearly seven times above the federal safety standard. The brand new test results were released today at the DC Stroller Brigade coordinated by the […]
(From the Good New Department: Here is a guest post from our friends at HealthyStuff.org about the phasing out of toxic flame retardants and PVC in car seats from Britax and Orbit Baby. Companies hear you, folks! Working together, we have the power make products safer.) Today the Ecology Center applauds Britax, the 4th largest manufacturer of […]
(Guest post from CHEJ about toxic toys STILL at Toys R Us. Take action to better protect our kids from toxic PVC in toys and products for kids.) Is Toys “R” Us toying around with your child’s health?In 2008, Toys R Us promised to reduce the use of toxic PVC plastic in the toys they sell and offer more […]
Leave it to the good old folks at MightyNest to find the good stuff. Here is a post about an art smock/ apron that is safe and toxin free. Most of them are made from PVC (or vinyl), which has many health and environmental problems linked to it. Check it out over at Non-Toxic Nest.
Here’s a fun uplifting post (sorry for the sarcasm, it’s late and has been a long day) about a new report on PVC in packaging. Check it out, and let’s work together to phase out the use of toxic PVC in all consumer products.
I’ve referred to PVC as the poison plastic, along with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice for quite some time. The plastic is loaded with phthalates, sometimes lead, and other potent chemicals and is unsafe for everyone. Now the CHEJ has found a new study that links PVC and vinyl flooring with Autism. According […]