Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Washington state compiles list of chemicals toxic to children

Under new rules proposed by Washington state, manufacturers of children's products would be required to report whether toys, jewelery, apparel, and other items contain certain harmful chemicals, according to a recent article published on State officials came up with the 59 chemicals of concerns from approximately 2,000 chemicals that cause cancer and harm fetal development, among other factors. The chemicals on the list are toxic and have been found in children's products or have been present in human tissues, such as blood or breast milk.

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