Children Toxics

A new report finds many of North America’s largest retail companies are embracing chemical safety policies to help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in products.

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It's back-to-school in a just few days, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is warning that school supplies are laden with dangerous levels of toxic chemicals.

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A new report sounds the alarm about dangerous chemicals detected in children's products purchased in Albany and Westchester Counties and on Long Island.

On the steps of the historic Million Dollar Staircase in the New York State Capitol, parents, advocates, and legislators called for action on bills to address toxic chemicals in consumer goods.
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On the steps of the historic Million Dollar Staircase in the New York state capitol on Monday, parents, advocates, and legislators called for action on bills to address toxic chemicals in consumer goods.

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy signed the so-called 'toxic toy' ban on Wednesday, banning the sale of children’s toys and other items which contain potentially dangerous chemicals. 

Last fall, consumer advocates released a list of toys that contain harmful chemicals like lead and arsenic.

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A growing national awareness of dangerous, or so-called "toxic," toys on store shelves has sparked debate over how to protect children from products containing harmful substances.  The spotlight is shining on New York State, as local governments try to deal with the issue.

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Black Friday is just around the corner, but parents are being urged to take care when buying toys this year. Several being sold in Albany County contain toxic chemicals that pose health risks to children, according a new survey.  Researchers found a dozen toys on store shelves containing lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and more – toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancers, cognitive impairments and hyperactivity.

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The Vermont House has given final approval to a bill to protect children from exposure to toxic chemicals.