Foreign Jewelry Poses Risk of Lead Poisoning in Children

In a recent article, researchers revealed that a 1-year-old boy living in New York City had a rapid increase in blood lead levels that was traced to a Cambodian amulet made from knotted string and metallic beads that the child has been wearing since 3 months of age. The article highlighted the risk of foreign-made… Learn More »

Toy Safety – It’s Not Just About Choking Anymore

For kids, Christmas typically means one thing: more toys. It goes without saying that when devising a toy wish list, kids don’t pay much attention to potential safety risks. However, studies show these risks are very real and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The focus among toy safety experts has shifted greatly in the last few… Learn More »

High Levels of Lead Found in Children’s Toys

Late last month, the Center for Environmental Health independently tested 250 popular children's products, and found that the following seven had high levels of lead: Dora the Explorer Activity Tote found at TJ Maxx Faded Glory Rebecca shoes from Wal-Mart Paula fuschia-colored open-toed shoes sold at Sears Reversible Croco belt from Target Barbie bike-flair accessory… Learn More »

Even Low Levels of Lead Cause Problems in Children

Reports on new study showing that even lower levels of lead exposure than originally thought can harm children.

Lead Poisoning Concerns Lead to Warning Against Eating Certain Imported Dried Plums

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services warned consumers not to eat certain imported dried plums, as well as products containing imported dried plums, because they have elevated levels of lead. Most of the products typically are sold as salted or candied treats in Asian and Hispanic markets, but also are available… Learn More »

Tainted Car Seats Cause Lead Poisoning in Children

Discusses finding that lead from parents’ workplace tainted car seats and caused poisoning in children.

Watch Out for Toxic Toys

Discusses a recent report showing that many children’s toys such girl’s jewelry contain harmful levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, bromine, cadmium and other dangerous chemicals