Healthy Children

POPs chemicals in recycled plastic contaminating children’s toys

POPs chemicals in recycled plastic contaminating children’s toys

IPEN has released the findings of an investigation into the contamination of children’s toys with POPs chemicals which have been found to contaminate recycled plastics. Laboratory analysis of 95 Rubik’s cubes and 16 additional samples (including a thermo cup, hair clips, combs, headdresses, and children’s toys) from 26 countries in various regions found 100 samples(…)

‘Poisoning Our Future’ with pesticides

‘Poisoning Our Future’ with pesticides

Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN AP) has launched a new book called “Poisoning Our Future” to mark global no pesticide use week. The book details the scientific evidence for the insidious effects of pesticides on children and calls on government institutions to adopt a more precautionary approach to better protect human health and the(…)

Artificial turf a threat in playgrounds

Artificial turf a threat in playgrounds 0

The health of thousands of children may be at risk from long-term exposure to toxic chemicals from artificial turf that has become a popular replacement for grass on sporting ovals and school playgrounds around the country. Australian scientists have raised the alarm over the potential dangers of the fake grass, and called for a moratorium(…)

Toxic metals in kid’s toys

Toxic metals in kid’s toys 0

A new report has found some children’s toys have dangerously high levels of heavy metals. The international study measured toxic metals in 200 children’s products with a focus on antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. An important route of exposure to toxic chemicals and metals is through consumer products. These exposures  are concerning for(…)

BPA still in Australian baby bottles

BPA still in Australian baby bottles 0

Would you endanger the health of your baby if the evidence shows they are at risk from BPA exposure? Australian environmental health groups are calling for an immediate ban on bisphenol A (BPA) a chemical widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate baby’s bottles, children’s products and food packaging such as tin liners. China and(…)