TITLE

Toxic Toy Story

AUTHOR(S)
Christensen, Jackie Hunt
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Mothering;Sep/Oct98, Issue 90, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reveals the hazards caused by polyvinyl chloride (PVC) present in toys. Effects of phthalates; Information on PVC and toys around the world; Strategies in reducing children's risks from PVC toys. INSETS: The Toy Manufacturers' Side of the Story;Plastic 101.
ACCESSION #
1142510

 

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