We all know that kids or babies are like to play toys. The reason why they should play toys because it can boost the cognitive and physical development. As parents, you must know and choose some toys are safe than others. So, it is really important to know before you buy plastics toys.
You can be sure to buy safety of toys for your babies or kid’s health. But what about the safety of toys and the impact they have on your kids or baby’s health? Some of kids toys are made from plastic.
In fact, plastics that use for kids toys are exposed to many harmful chemicals. Simply because of toys they play with it. Mostly parents in around the world especially in our country, they use and buy plastic toys made in China. The reason why people buy and use plastic toys from China is the price cheaper than others.
If you buy it, you should know what the chemical harmful contains in plastic toys made in China. Especially for your babies or kid’s health.
Based on the source said that ‘Chinese-made toys came under attack a few years ago for having high levels of lead paint and more than nine million of them were recalled’.
The source of data said roughly 70 to 80 percent of all toys in the US (United States) are manufactured in China.
A study by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences published on April 29, 2009 ago, in Environmental Science and Technology widespread use of brominated fire retardant chemicals in Chinese-made children’s toys.
So, the parents must be aware to keep plastic toys out of babies or kid’s mouth. We need strong regulations to keep these toxins out of toys.
Fire retardants that found in plastic toys are really dangerous for babies or kids health. The laboratory studies have shown that they disrupt hormone systems and brain effect and behavior.
The study fact from Chinese researchers tested and purchased 69 plastic toys for example Barbie and other dolls, soft plastic teethers, swords, race cars, foam toys and action figures.
They found brominated fire retardants contaminated most of them, including PVC, PBDEs, PBBs and BPA.
Here are more about:
This is List of harmful chemicals in plastic toys made in China that dangerous for babies or kids health:
- PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or (#3 recycling code)
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or (#3 recycling code) is a soft plastic used in many household items and pretty common in toys. This widely used plastic often contains harmful chemicals including such known carcinogens as vinyl chloride, dioxin, phthalates and also volatile organic compounds.
These are known cause cancer and disrupt hormones. The other effects which are linked to asthma, allergies and reproductive problems.
In 2009 years ago several types of phthalates were banned from use in kid’s toys.
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 inform that non-PVC common are usually labeled a PVC-free.
Here are more about:
- China List Of Toxic Chemicals Prohibited From Import And Export (Harmful Substances)
- List of Chemicals in Breast Milk
- List of Harmful Chemicals to Pregnancy
- Polybrominated diethyl ethers (PBDEs).
This chemical compound were found in all hard plastic, foam and stuffed toys, and also a third of soft rubber toys.
The kind of PBDEs that found is Deca. PBDE currently manufatured in highest quantity and already banned in 2 states and also Canada.
The other types Penta & Octa are banned for most uses in Europe , Canada and no longer in the U.S. because of health and safety concerns
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs).
The source said that U.S. country stopped PBBs in 1976 years ago after several thousand people in Michigan were poisoned by the chemical. Brominated-ethanes (DBDPE & BTBPE).
- BPA (bisphenol A)
BPA (bisphenol A) is a known endocrine disruptor. This chemical can be found in many plastic products. Including plastic toys and the others are plastic dishware, baby bottles, tooth fillings and also plastic water bottles.
BPA can cause harmful developmental effects in infants and is linked to attention disorders, cancer-cell growth early onset puberty and obesity. To inform the use of PBA is labeled a#7 on plaything.
Now, parents must to avoid plastic toys and all toys made in China to be sure your babies and kids are safe and healthy.