Don’t Let Toxic Plastics Bully Your Child. Find PVC-Free School Supplies!
Posted Aug 03 2010 12:00am
If your child was being bullied at school, you would take measures to prevent it, wouldn’t you? What if your child was being bullied by her own school supplies?
Your child’s innocent-looking lunch box or binder could contain chemicals linked to learning disabilities, obesity, asthma, and even cancer . That’s because many school supplies are manufactured using the poison plastic: polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This plastic can contain a toxic stew of phthalates, lead, cadmium, and organotinsmaking it a recipe for disaster. To the developing body of a child, even a small exposure to these toxicants can be dangerous.
What can you do to protect your child from this bully? Start by downloading CHEJ’s 3rd annual Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies and learn about safer alternatives to PVC plastic. They are affordable, available, stylish, and best of all; they won’t harm your child.