29 Nov '12, 10pm

Dear friends with dogs, please don't buy them these toxic toys.

Dear friends with dogs, please don't buy them these toxic toys.

My favorite people to buy holiday presents for are animal people. They are always so grateful! But sometimes maybe they shouldn’t be. A new study out of Texas Tech finds that the chemicals in hard plastic bumper dog toys readily leach into dogs’ mouths. digital ramble Dogs’ chewing action stresses the chemical bonds in the plastics that comprise their toys, allowing for the leaching of hormone-mimicking bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. From Environmental Health News: “A lot of plastic products are used for dogs, so to understand the potential for some of the chemicals to leach out from toys is a new and important area of research,” said veterinarian Safdar Khan, senior director of toxicology research at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Poison Control Center in Illinois. Dr. Khan was not involved in the current study. Philip Smith, a toxicolog...

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