Site Worth Bookmarking: HealthyToys.org

By Kristie Turck •  Published 12/08/07 •  1 min read

HealthyToysI had to highlight this website because as I searched through it I found some really disturbing things and have already tossed a few items due to the information on it. HealthyToys.org was created by various environmental groups as a public database of toys tested for dangerous toxics like lead, arsenic, chlorine, mercury and cadmium. The toys are tested and they post the results by chemical and determine whether the threat is low medium or high. They have a “Worst Toys” list as well as a “Best Toys” list. It’s a public site and you can nominate toys to be tested. It’s a really useful resource and while it sounds tedious to go through looking for every toy you own, you might be surprised to find some of your old favorites in there full of chlorine PVC and arsenic in items like teethers, bibs, feeding utensils and other baby items like high chairs. They make the database easy to search and list also by brand and type.