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New Legislation Would Remove Lead and Phthalates from Toys

Healthy Child Healthy World announced recently that the Safe Toy bill banning six phthalates and requiring lead-testing has passed in the Senate! The final tally: the House voted 424 to 1 and the Senate voted 89 to 3 to pass this historic piece of legislation. Not only does it set a precedent to act with […]

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Testing Your Own Baby Products for Lead

Testing Your Own Baby Products for Lead

What if you’ve already been using baby bibs made with vinyl? You may want to test them yourself using a lead kit made for home testing. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) recommends using the 3M LeadCheck kit in their article Test for Lead. CEH provides easy to follow tips on using the LeadCheck kit with […]

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Steering Clear of Lead in Baby Bibs

We’ve been aware of the dangers caused by lead exposure in children for many years now, but you have to wonder how in the world a baby bib could end up contaminated with lead, right? It turns out that lead is almost always tied to the presence of PVC (also called vinyl) in baby bibs. Throughout […]

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