The EcoWaste Coalition recently warned the public against purchasing toxic plastic toys from Divisoria, reports Balitanghali. The environment group had seven plastic toys from Divisoria analyzed for phthalates or toxic additives at Intertek Thailand and only one passed the test, according to GMANews.tv. These toys are used by children three years old and below.
Acording to Balitanghali, inhaling high levels of phthalates can affect the kidney, liver and immune system. It may also be carcinogenic, reports 24 Oras.
EcoWaste Coalition advised the public to check the labels of toys to make sure they are not made of PVC or plastic vinyl. If there are no labels, check if the toys smell like plastic vinyl, which EcoWaste compared to the smell of a brand-new shower curtain. The group said it is better to buy gifts for children that are made of cloth, paper, wood, ceramics and hard plastic.
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