What’s Hiding in Kids’ Face Paints and Makeup?

We sent face paints and kids’ cosmetics to the lab to find out what might be lurking in these products. After extensive label reading, we tested 48 Halloween products for the presence of heavy metals and 65 kids’ makeup products—collected by 14 partners across the country—for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We found the widespread presence … Read more…

Kids’ Soup Cans Contain BPA Toxins (Discovery News, 9/21/2011)

Advocacy groups have successfully managed to get companies to remove BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers and other products made for small children. The new findings suggest that food cans might need to be their next major target.

California legislature must pass bisphenol A bill (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/1/2011)

The disgrace of the California Legislature’s failure to protect infants and toddlers from a hormone-disrupting chemical was brought into sharp relief with a new study that showed the extent to which its use as a food container reaches the human system.

Lead, chemicals found in toys despite stricter law (Washington Post, 11/25/09)

It’s been nine months since a federal toy safety law took effect, but toxic toys are still available at major U.S. retailers, according to product tests released today by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and reported in the Washington Post.