Centre for Science and Environment study reveals high level of toxic elements in plastic toys being sold in Delhi
CSE | February 1, 2010
Do you know the toys that your child plays with can cause asthama, other lung problems and stunt growth of reproductive organs?
Well, this is what a study by the Centre for Science and Environment has found.
The CSE picked up plastic toys randomly from the markets in Delhi and found that they contained a toxic chemical, phthalates, in much higher amounts than what is internationally accepted. This chemical is used to soften the plastic used in manufacturing toys.
The study says that the chemical can jeopardise health of the children playing with these toys and has asked the government to put in place mandatory standards on all plastic toys.
To know more about the report and its findings click on the link below:
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