Almost one in three toys in China contains heavy metals, with one in 10 containing excessive levels of lead, according to new research.
A wide range of toys and children’s products, including those sold by reputable brands, apparently contained either lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, antimony or chromium. All six heavy metals can cause permanent damage to a child’s nervous and immune systems.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that there is no safe threshold for lead exposure and that children, if possible, should never be in contact with it.
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