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New study: Hidden dangerous chemicals in popular costumes, party supplies

January 22, 2017

A study released Oct. 16 by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project, the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow and Clean Water Action has found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and party supplies.

 

The nonprofit Ecology Center tested 106 types of Halloween gear — purchased at national retailers such as CVS, Kroger, Party City, Target, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens — for substances linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive problems, liver toxicity and cancer. Advocates and parents in Massachusetts expressed outrage and dismay about the findings and called for legislators and retailers to act to ensure that consumer products are made safely.

Source: marblehead.wickedlocal.com

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