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…
An editorial from the Chronicle points out that legislation around baby bottles and sippy cups are helpful, but not enough to protect children from BPA exposures.
Chemical linked to health concerns is in the epoxy lining of cans.
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.
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.
Just a week after the U.S. Congress failed to protect kids from BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, the European Commission has voted to ban the chemical from baby bottles.
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.
The babies are coming to D.C. Actually, they’re virtual babies, and you can send one to Congress, too.