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The Shocking Truth about Toys
You would never give your baby a lead pipe to chew on or some batteries to play with, but those teethers, rattles, play yards, toy trucks, and books that he plays with? They seem harmless, but the truth is that they could be filled with toxic chemicals, that with repeated exposure can have negative health effects and put your baby at risk for cancer, ADHD, learning disabilities, asthma, early puberty, infertility and autism. Lead is not the only chemical to be concerned about. Manufacturers use a host of chemicals in their products like phthalates, bisphenol A or BPA, and cadmium. Vinyl chloride, which is used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a plastic found in toys and packaging is also commonly used.