Skip to comments.Most Indian Plastic Toys Are 'Toxic' [Mostly made in China]
Posted on 01/15/2010 9:50:14 PM PST by Steelfish
Most Indian Plastic Toys Are 'Toxic'
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) studied a sample of Indian toys and found that all of them contained high levels of phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals used to soften plastic and the group says India has no regulations to control their use. The use of these chemicals in Europe and the US is strictly regulated.
'Most vulnerable' The CSE studied a sample of toys sold in India and found that all of them contained high levels of phthalates, Sunita Narayan, director of CSE told a press conference in Delhi. Nearly half of them exceeded the internationally accepted safe limit, she said. Most of the toys were imported from China, Taiwan and many were produced in India.
The study points out that the youngest children are the most vulnerable because they tend to put toys in their mouth. While India has set voluntary standards covering the safety of toys, there are no binding regulations. "I think that is really the concern here in India, that we run away from regulating industry and it is our government, not the Chinese government. Chinese government is responsible for China, Indian government is responsible to us," Ms Narayan is quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
All made in China, no doubt.
I travel extensively in S.E Asia, and even here, the whole market is swamped by Chinese junk.
looks like bad karma for china
"Most of the toys were imported from China..."
This is why I play computer games.
I’d be careful about taking anything at face value from a “BBC” supposed site. First of all, even if it is the BBC they have journalistic standards somewhat less than say, the National Enquirer, for anything that gets published.
The BBC TV sites are maybe even worse. :-)
So what? There has never been a conclusive link between pthalates and adverse human health. There is mounting evidence that modern pthalates have zero effect.
BTW, I now use a 90% BS filter with the BBC. It is getting out of control.
These whackos banned saccharine for the same reason. Their trick is to keep upping the dosage in a rat population to absurd levels until one or two of them develop cancer, then declare the product carcinogenic and have it banned by the FDA.
Could you please clarify in brackets that the toys were mostly “Made in China” - the title of the article is misleading.
Those rats might well have gotten the same cancer sitting in a cage on someone’s desk, being fed lab blocks and taken out several times a day to be played with.
One of the sadder parts of keeping rodents as pets is they’re rather prone to developing tumors. Take rat cancer studies with a very large grain of salt.
On the surface it sounds like far worse things than phthalates were showing up. But we await the return of Paul Harvey to tell us “the rest of the story.”
Well played...clap clap clap.
Phthalates are being blamed by some for “disruptions of the endocrine system.” Whatever that is. Might be gay rats rather than cancerous rats.
Ahhh....more joys from Free Trade with Communist China.
This time maybe the Liberal Free Trader Globalists will do something about it....its killing Indians. Mustn’t kill those future unqualified high tech people....we might be forced to....egad...hire Americans.
You support Free Trade with Communist China....you are a Communist