01 Apr '17, 7am

Cheap Toys Kill Millions of People Every Year, New Study Finds

Cheap Toys Kill Millions of People Every Year, New Study Finds

Talking Elmo. Blocks. Puzzles. Another “Frozen” doll…Western kids can’t seem to live without the mountain of cheap toys, and it’s a habit killing millions of people by way of pollution-related deaths every year, says a new study. According to the study published in the journal Nature earlier this week, nearly 3.5 million people die from air pollution-related illnesses every year, “and about 22% of these deaths are associated with goods and services that were produced in one region for consumption in another,” reports the Guardian. Those other regions are predominantly the U.S. and Western Europe. The researchers noted that emissions are spreading far beyond the local industrial areas where the cheap toys, clothes, and electronics are produced, often affecting other countries including those thousands of miles away because of global air currents moving the toxic air around ...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/buying-cheap-toys-for-your-kids-kills...

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