Posted by: miriamjang | February 13, 2008

Dangerous Toys-Not Only Lead

Here is teh lates news on toys–why it is not only the lead that is dangerous:

Protests spur stores to seek substitute for vinyl in toys.

After recalling millions of toys to protect consumers from lead paint, toy makers face growing pressure over another material, PVC, –a plastic found in myriad playthings, from balls to dolls.

Wall Street Journal.   [Subscription Required]

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Reports on the Hazards of PVC
The environmental and health threats posed by PVC’s production, use, and disposal are well documented in numerous reports. Below you will find links to some …
http://www.besafenet.com/pvc/pvcreports.htm

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Polyvinyl chloride
There are many uses for PVC. As a hard plastic, it is used as vinyl siding, …. This concerns both flexible PVC and rigid uPVC as not only the plasticizers …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvinyl_chloride

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Occasionally, an autism parent asks, Why does my child have elevated tin?

Possibilities can be enjoyed by the Google search:
pvc tin

eg,

Tin Stabilizers Center – Why use thermal stabilizers in PVC ?
In this Tin Stabilizers Center, we are explaining what happening during PVC degradation, what is the mechanism of action of Tin Stabilizers and what are …
http://www.specialchem4polymers.com/tc/Tin-Stabilizers/


Well worth looking into–at one time, I thought that ignorance was bliss, now that I have an Autistic son, I know that pretending does not help him

This is a medical disclaimer: Please remember that this not meant as medical advice but as a desire to share information. Please always implement treatments under medical supervision. We are cannot be held liable for any of this information.

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