Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Kids exposed to mercury or lead more likely to have ADHD symptoms, Canadian study finds — Environmental Health News
MomsRising.org | Disney: Get toxic chemicals out of Princess and Spiderman lunch boxes
Disney: Get toxic chemicals out of Princess and Spiderman lunch boxes
Phthalates are toxic chemicals already banned from children's toys because we know they're dangerous to kids. But they aren't yet banned from all products intended for kids: It turns out phthalates can be found in many back-to-school products as well, including lunch boxes and backpacks! This year, an independent study found levels of phthalates in Disney-licensed lunch boxes that would be illegal if these products were toys. In fact, these lunch boxes had levels 20 times higher than the legal toy phthalates limit!
Kids and cartoons? Classic. Kids and chemicals? Not so much.
Join us and our organizational partners to tell Disney to do the right thing for kids and take toxic chemicals out of their lunch boxes!
products should stand for the same values promoted in their films -
the value of integrity, the honor and obligation to overcome difficult
obstacles to do the right thing.
All you need do - to do the right thing- is click on the link above,
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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Durban’s sea water has the highest level of some toxic chemicals in the world according to data released by the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research yesterday. . .
In humans, breathing toxic amounts of the compound can cause blood disorders, dizziness, headaches and changes in the levels of sex hormones and people who have swallowed large amounts have had seizures and others have died.
denverpost.com : Transparency International reports prosecutions of bribery up
But what is important to victims is not just number of prosecutions, the public wants convictions with severe penalties. Bribery is an industry and so common that the public is no longer outraged.