March Badness - Most Toxic Product Award Announced!

April 1, 2014

Over 2,000 March Badness fans voted in the past two weeks - The University of Florida Lunch Bag has won the Most Toxic Product award! The lunch bag contained levels of lead that exceed the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) standards.

HealthyStuff.org tested 65 university-themed products (representing 19 universities) for substances that have been linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive problems, liver toxicity, and cancer. The study found that over 71% of the products tested contained one or more toxic chemicals, including arsenic, lead, bromine, chlorine and mercury and cadmium. Several of the products tested routinely exceeded CPSC standards for lead (15%) and phthalates (16 of 18 tested).

The popular items HealthyStuff.org tested include banners, t-shirts, key chains, and drink koozies, purchased across the nation from different retailers.

Take a look at our "Who's in your bracket?" video and our EcoSports Center to learn more about these toxic products!

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Boelter Brands, LLC, Kroger  – February 10, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Rovio Entertainment, Target  – March 3, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
ProEdge, Target  – March 3, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
ProEdge, Target  – February 10, 2014
MED
OVERALL
ProEdge, Target  – February 21, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Rico Industries, Inc, Walmart  – February 12, 2014
LOW
OVERALL
Rico Industries, Inc, Walmart  – February 12, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Kolder, Kroger  – February 10, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Logo, Home Depot  – February 26, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Logo, Target  – March 4, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Northwest, Walmart  – March 3, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Rico Industries, Inc, Walgreens  – January 17, 2014
LOW
OVERALL
Rico Industries, Inc, Kroger  – February 10, 2014
LOW
OVERALL
Jenkins Enterprises, Walgreens  – January 23, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
Varsity Line, UConn Co-op Bookstore  – February 10, 2014
HIGH
OVERALL
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NOTICE: HealthyStuff.org ratings do not provide a measure of health risk or chemical exposure associated with any individual product, or any individual element or related chemical. HealthyStuff.org ratings provide only a relative measure of high, medium, and low concentrations of several hazardous chemicals or chemical elements in an individual product in comparison to criteria established in the site methodology.

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