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Playskool Crayons Found To Contain Asbestos – Simplemost
Parents purchasing crayons for their kids, take note: Playskool crayons have been found to contain toxic levels of asbestos, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG). The consumer advocacy group is asking retailers — including Dollar Tree and Amazon — to remove the crayons from their inventory.
“There is no reason to be exposing kids to a known carcinogen, especially in crayons,” said Kara Cook-Schultz, toxics director for U.S. PIRG, told the Washington Post.
The group tested 36-packs of crayons purchased at a Dollar Tree store in Chicago and discovered asbestos, which can be dangerous if inhaled or ingested. The crayons are also being sold online at eBay and DollarDays.com.
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