Tuesday, April 10, 2007

No Child's Play - Literally!

Next time when you buy your children soft toys think twice! According to a report published by ToxicsLink.Org, soft toys made of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) could pose serious threat to children's health as they may contain neurotoxins and nephrotoxins like Lead and Cadmium.

Out of 111 toy samples collected from Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai, 77 were found to be made of PVC materials. Further tests on 88 samples revealed them to be containing of varying concentrations of Lead and Cadmium.

A full report can be downloaded from http://toxicslink.org/pub-view.php?pubnum=161

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