How Are Companies Allowed to Sell Toys Made of PVC When It’s So Dangerous?
We know that kids are like playing toys. Mostly toys that use by kids are made of plastics. In fact plastics that use for kid’s toys are exposed to many harmful chemical. Although playing toys can boost they cognitive and physical development.
Moreover, the parents should buy healthy and safety toys for their kids. The most dangerous chemical compound that found in plastic is PVC. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or (#3 recycling code) is a soft plastic used in many household items and common in toys. Such effects from this dangerous chemical like asthma, allergies and reproductive problems. Here’s also about List of Harmful Chemicals in Plastic Toys Made in China That Dangerous for Babies Health
What is PVC Plastics?
PVC that pretty common in plastic is so dangerous for health especially for kids. These toxic endocrine disruptors can still be found in many kids or babies items. Such as lunch boxes, waterproof mattress covers, inflatable toys, baby pools and bath toys.
To differences the safety toys for our kids, you may look on the label and see if it’s labeled ‘PVC-free’. You should check for #3 or the letters “PVC”. It is often found next to the three-arrow or recycling symbol. You can also contact the manufacturer for more information that you want. Here’s also about Harmful Chemicals In Baby Diapers
Why the companies are allowed to sell toys made of PVC?
The fact from the source said especially hapens in the U.S. government ago. They has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to protecting our kids from dangerous chemicals.
Especially in our homes, schools and communities. Even, the government lacks the legal authority to ban dangerous chemicals. For the example proves that U.S. EPA hasn’t been able to ban such asbestos that is a chemical with a disease named after it. Here’s also about List of Chemicals in Breast Milk
Any fact thorough risk assessment performed by French scientist under the aegis of the European Union’s European Chemicals Bureau. They found no reason to impose any risk reduction rules on the use of the substance, specifically including their uses in toys and childcare items.
The Scientific study
A research by CPSC (consumer products safety commission) in the U.S found no demonstrated health risk to children from playing with and mouthing toys that containing DINP(Diisononyl phthalate) or vinyl. This chemical function is the plasticizer most used for making children’s vinyl toys soft, flexible and durable.
In 1980 years ago, the U.S. toy industry using DINP as a safer chemical substitute for other chemical that is DEHP. But, they did this without fully testing of DINP in fact an industry study showing DINP causes cancer in the livers of rats. Here’s also about List of Harmful Chemicals to Pregnancy
Companies or industry simply contends that kids or children don’t consume enough of DINP to put them at risk. For example the chemical like phthalates leach from PVC toys like water from a wet sponge. Although we say thankfull to congress has passed legislation banning phthalates and lead in kid’s toys especially for our children’s health. As the parents who cares and loves our children’s health, from right now we must take steps towards our next generation in public health policy.
We make strong regulation by getting unnecessary dangerous chemicals such as phthalates and PVC that contain in kid’s toys, off the market or other seller like toys market and department store. Then we should replacing them with healthier alternatives or safety toys. There are many safer plastics and other materials on the market that do not leach chemicals to the degree that PVC products do. Here’s also about How Many Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals Are Banned in The United States
If we buy some kid’s toy that contain PVC and if you don’t know that. You mus return them to the manufacturer or retailer where you purchased them from. Let them know you are concerned and ask them to go PVC-free.
As a good parents we must ask our kids for choosing safety toys that doesn’t contain PVC or PVC-free. Another alternative way to reduce by using plastic toys, we can make toys from the natural ingredients like wood or plants “go green.
We can also ask our kids for playing around not at home. Playing around is more cheerful and improve their phscyomotoric ability. They will be more attractive and get knowledge also by playing around.