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article imageOne-Third of Popular Toys Toxic

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By Debra Myers     Dec 3, 2008 in Health
With holiday shopping in full swing, consumers aren't always in the know when it comes to toy safety. More than 1500 toys were tested for lead or arsenic, and it was found that one-third of the toys have medium to high levels of toxins in them.
Albany, NY - Researchers for Justgreen Partnership, have concluded their testing on more than 1500 popular toys that are being sold this holiday season. What they discovered was that one in three toys exceed the standard set by the Federal government.
To help customers make more informed toy choices, another website, HealthyToys.org has a list of toys that are safe as well as a list for the worst offenders.
Some of the makers listed for having toys that violate the standards for lead, bromine, cadmium, arsenic, or mercury are:
> Disney
> The Christmas Tree Shop
> LeapFrog
> Nintendo
> Little Tykes
HealthyToys.org says it is the first step in providing parents, grandparents, and others who care about children with the information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children’s products.
Shop safely!
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