08 Aug '11, 6pm

Toxic School Supplies Pose Threat to Children's Health: New York, NY - CHEJ today released its 2011 Back to Scho...

Toxic School Supplies Pose Threat to Children's Health: New York, NY - CHEJ today released its 2011 Back to Scho...

New York, NY - CHEJ today released its 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies to help parents choose safer, PVC-free school supplies. The guide is being released just in time for back-to-school shopping. Parents across the country are stocking up on binders and lunchboxes. But while it's easy to know the healthiest foods to pack in those lunchboxes, many parents are not aware of the toxic plastic used to make them. In fact, the average child's character-themed backpack is filled with supplies and materials made from the most toxic plastic for our health and environment, polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl).

Full article: http://www.enn.com/health/article/43047

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