I ran over this article published today in the New York Times. An environmental group based in California, The Center for Environmental Health, had previously reported and spread the word about lead in vinyl baby products like bibs and lunch boxes. This group is now reporting lead in the vinyl used to make other products:
The products include a Medela-brand cooler for storing breast milk, a carrying case sold with the First Years breast pump manufactured by RC2, a Playtex baby bottle cooler and a vinyl pacifier carrying case made by Skip Hop.
The findings reported by CEH are going to be put under some scrutiny by industry and law makers with the justification that the materials don’t chip or come into contact with the baby but as a spokesman for CEH says “It’s a product for a baby. It just shouldn’t have lead in it.” Period.
Read the full article here.
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