Lead found in 32 toys being sold for Christmas

Toxic watchdog EcoWaste Coalition warned the public on the adverse effects of dangerous chemicals, particularly lead, which were found in 32 out of 100 of the sample toys it obtained from the local market.

Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition expressed grave concern that none of the samples, including a fidget spinner with 198,900 parts per million (ppm) of lead, provided a list of chemicals that make up a toy nor text or graphic warnings.

He urged the concerned agencies to take drastic actions in removing the toxic toys out of the market especially as the Christmas shopping is starting to peak.

The authenticity of the findings was further strengthened as the recent study was done in collaboration with IPEN Chemicals in Products Program.

PPM is a term used in chemistry to denote a very, very low concentration of a solution.

One gram in 1000 milliliter (ml) is 1000 ppm and one-thousandth of a gram (0.001g) in 1000 ml is one ppm.

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