Monday, August 17, 2009

Sign Petition to Remove PVCs from Kid's School Supplies

Mom's Rising is petitioning to get PVCs banned from kids' school supplies. Head on over to their website to read THIS article with a super easy link to sign the petition in about two seconds. Here's an excerpt:

"Why worry about PVC-free school supplies? Many children's school supplies, such as lunchboxes, backpacks and binders, can be made out of PVC-a toxic plastic that is dangerous to our health and the environment. PVC contains dangerous chemical additives including phthalates, lead, cadmium, and/or organotins, which can be toxic to your child's health. These toxic additives can leach out or evaporate into the air over time posing unnecessary dangers to children. Evidence is mounting about the health risks of PVC, why would we put it in school supplies? "

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