Hyped Risks About Phthalates in School Supplies

“Activist Group Scares Parents About ‘Toxic’ School Supplies,” by American Council on Science and Heath.
As the summer season draws to a close, students and parents are making their annual back-to-school shopping trips, stocking up on pencils, notebooks, and backpacks. But before you pick up that Dora the Explorer backpack, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) wants the public to know that the popular Disney, Spiderman, and Dora branded children’s products (among others) are actually quite dangerous. Why? Because they’re laced with “toxic phthalates,” of course. Read the full story in ACSH Dispatch.

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