"Is Your Child Coloring With Asbestos?"

"Some children’s crayons—marketed with colorful characters such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and Mickey Mouse—and play crime lab kits contain cancer-causing, lung damaging asbestos fibers, according to a report released today.

The report, commissioned by the environmental nonprofit Environmental Working Group Action Fund, found that four brands of children’s crayons out of 28 boxes tested and two of 21 children fingerprint kits contained asbestos.

All of the products that tested positive for asbestos were made in China and imported to the United States."

Brian Bienkowski reports for Environmental Health News July 8, 2015.

Source: EHN, 07/08/2015