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Asbestos Found in Children’s Toys and Crayons

Frighteningly, CNN reported that traces of asbestos have been found in boxes of crayons and other children’s toys. The news outlet reported that the EWG Action Fund found asbestos in 28 boxes of crayons and two crime lab toy kits. Keep in mind, asbestos exposure has been linked to lung disease, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Exposure can occur when asbestos particles are inhaled, when they are disturbed and become airborne. The crayons identified to have asbestos were made in China and imported to the U.S. “Affected crayon boxes included Amscan Crayons purchased at Party City as well as Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons and Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce boxes purchased at Dollar Tree,” CNN reported. The crime lab kits that allegedly contained asbestos traces include the Edu Science Deluxe Forensics Lab Kit, which is sold by Toys R Us and the white fingerprint powder…
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