Within these factories, PVC also creates and releases a chemical called dioxins. When Dioxins are released in the environment, it ends up in animals because of the food they eat. When we end of eating that animal, it can end up in our own body! Dioxins can cause many health problems including cancer, birth defects, and immune system abnormalities. The food we consume including meats and dairy products, accounts for 95% of human exposure to dioxins! That is a lot! Although most parents are unaware of these issues, it is best to get the word out now. How can parent make healthy alternatives?
Alternative: READ LABELS and avoid PVC as much as we can!
- Read toy labels and make sure to avoid products that are labeled with PVC or vinyl.
- On the packaging, look for “PVC”, it is sometimes next to the recycling symbol.
- Buy products that says “phthalate-free”, organic cotton or other natural ingredients
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