Getting Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Life---Children's Toys

Toddlers and infants are natural explorers and love to place objects in their mouths, especially when teething.  Manufacturers put chemicals in almost all products, sadly children’s toys are no exception.  You can research this issue until blue in the face and still uncover toys and chemicals to avoid.  After extensively looking into this issue my family has adopted some general rules around types of toys that we give to our son.  But before getting into the practical let’s discuss what chemicals/products we are trying to avoid.

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Constant Exposure to Dangerous Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

The Endocrine Society has opined that evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemicals to a myriad of maladies including birth defects, infertility, cancer, diabetes and obesity, to name a few.  The Endocrine Society is concerned that unborn children are at significant risk of illness, injury and complication from exposure to toxic chemicals in utero. 

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