A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and even “trick or treat” bags. Dangerous chemicals like phthalates, flame retardants, vinyl (PVC) plastic, organotins, and even lead – all of which are on our Hazardous 100+ list.
HealthyStuff.org report offers consumer tips for a safer Halloween Washington, DC – Heavy metals and other additives are commonly found in Halloween costumes and accessories, according to a new report released today and available at HealthyStuff.org. The non-profit group tested 44 costumes, 40 accessories and 21 decorations and party favors. Their testing found toxic chemicals [...]
A new report released today by NRDC found that some major furniture retailers are beginning to sell couches without hazardous flame retardants, in response to updates to California’s flame retardant regulations.
Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that are used to soften plastic, and found in hundreds of products throughout our homes: shower curtains, shampoo, flooring… and yes, even shoes.