Toxic, fake "Angry Birds" items from China sold in PH; EcoWaste Coalition lists more dangerous gift picks

Interaksyon.com reports that the EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental consumer group, has identified 32 Christmas gift items that tested positive for toxic chemicals. T

Interaksyon.com reports that the EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental consumer group, has identified 32 Christmas gift items that tested positive for toxic chemicals. The group said the gift items-which include painted toys, glasses and mugs-contained high amounts of lead, antimony, arsenic, cadmium and chromium. The chemicals ae known to damage a child's brain and impair growth, among other effects.

 

The "made in China" painted glasses and mugs that the coalition tested are being sold for as low as P20. As such, may people choose them as holiday gifts. The ones with "Angry Birds" motifs are currently very popular.

 

The report also featured the EcoWaste Coalition’s list of 10 products (all painted glasses and mugs) that registered the highest levels of lead:

1. "Sloop Glass Collection" with giraffe (P100), 44,400 ppm

2. "Especially For You Glass" with bear and blue glass cover (P60), 34,300 ppm

3.  "Angry Birds Glass" (P80), 32,900 ppm

4.   An unbranded glass with flower design  (P20), 32,800 ppm

5.  "Angry Birds Glass" with sticker and spoon (P75), 30,600 ppm

6. "Love Life Angry Birds Cup" with orange glass cover (P60.00), 26,400ppm

7.  An unbranded coffee mug with Santa Claus design (P50), 25,300 ppm

8. "Especially For You Glass" with Snoopy character and red glass cover (P60), 23,700 ppm

9.  "Angry Birds Coffee Mug" (P80), 22,300 ppm

10.  An unbranded coffee mug with sheep design (P80), 20,700 ppm

 

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