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2012 New Vehicle Study

Report Reveals Over 600 Name Brand Toys Contain Toxins

2011 Car Seat Study

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2008 Video Coverage

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2008 Print Coverage

Associated Press
Group finds fewer toys with high lead levels
December 3, 2008


Toxins Found In One-Third Of Toys Tested
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December 3, 2008

Business Week
Survey Finds 1 in 3 Toys have Toxic Chemicals
December 3, 2008

ABC 4 News - Salt Lake City

Toxic Chemicals Found in Popular Toys
December 3, 2008

One in Three Toys Tested Contains Toxins
December 3, 2008

Environment News Service
Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

December 3, 2008

Hoy Nueva York
Aprenda a escoger juguetes saludables
November 24, 2008


2007 Press Video Coverage

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2007 Print Coverage

ABC News
Creative Consumer: Lead free Toys for the Holidays
Consumer Correspondent Elisabeth Leamy Shares Some Toys That Passed the Test
December 10, 2007

E Magazine
Confronting Toxic Toys
December 10, 2007

The San Francisco Chronicle
Test in S.F. finds lead in lots of toys
December 6, 2007

Seattle P-I
Toxic Toys on-line guide released
December 6, 2007

AM New York
Study: Hundreds of toys tainted by lead

December 6, 2007

Nonprofit tackles toy safety
December 6, 2007

Study says lead common in toys
Report released jointly by environmental groups says 35% of toys tested, including a Hannah Montana card game case, contained the metal.
December 5, 2007

Study: 35 Percent Of Toys Contaminated

December 5, 2007

Senator pushes toy reform, tests find more lead

December 5, 2007

The Wall Street Journal
Over One-Third of Toys in Test Contain Dangerous Chemicals

December 5, 2007

The Washington Post
Toy-Safety Data Released On Web Site

December 5, 2007

All I Want for Christmas Are Some Lead-Free Toys

December 5, 2007

Healthy Toys Database Begins Cutting Through Confusion for Consumers Everywhere

December 5, 2007

Other Related Media Stories

Online database of toxic toys set to launch
KOMO TV, Seattle, WA

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Toxic toys took center stage on Friday as state lawmakers learned of a new way to help parents to keep these dangerous toys off the shelves and away from kids.

Lead Toys: The New Coal?

Suddenly, a little coal in your stocking isn't the worst fear for the holidays.

Toxic Toy Story: Why, and how, to avoid lead-tainted products for kids
By Paul Wagner

WANT TO avoid giving children the holiday gifts of brain damage, hearing loss, anemia, kidney problems and a lowered intelligence level for life? Then take a good look at this list: Children's toys. Children's crafts. Children's jewelry. Children's furniture. Children's clothing. And then take another.

U.S. rules allow the sale of products others ban
Chemical-laden goods outlawed in Europe and Japan are permitted in the American market.
By Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
October 8, 2006 by the Los Angeles Times

OAKLAND, CALIF. -- Destined for American kitchens, planks of birch and poplar plywood are stacked to the ceiling of a cavernous port warehouse. The wood, which arrived in California via a cargo ship, carries two labels: One proclaims "Made in China," while the other warns that it contains formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.

Toxic Dilemmas (pdf)
Science Magazine editorial by Donald Kennedy
November 23, 2007

After all these years of environmental regulation, the laws and rules regarding the introduction of toxic chemicals into consumer products and the environment are still ineffectual.

EPA Is Faulted as Failing to Shield Public From Toxins
A federal report says the environmental agency has insufficient data on chemical dangers.
by Marla Cone
July 13, 2005 by the Los Angeles Times

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect the public from tens of thousands of toxic compounds because it has not gathered data on the health risks of most industrial chemicals, according to a report by the investigative arm of Congress to be released today...

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