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State Regulators Take Steps to Reduce Toxins in Kids Products

 
State Regulators Take Steps to Reduce Toxins in Kids Products
Posted March 13th, 2014 @ 12:26pm by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

State regulators are taking steps to reduce certain toxins found in children's products and home improvement supplies.

The Department of Toxic Substances Control and is out with a list of chemicals that they want manufacturers to remove from products and replace with a safer alternative - or face a ban on sales.

The list is part of a new law that took effect in October and includes a known carcinogen found in children's sleeping mats.

A toxin in spray insulation that can trigger asthma was also named, as was an ingredient in paint thinners that has been linked to as many as 13 deaths. 

Learn more about the chemicals here. 

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