If you are a parent of a school age kid in the U.S., it’s hard to avoid the back-to-school marketing that is in full swing, even with 3 more weeks of summer vacation left.
The last thing most kids want in the middle of a sunny August day is to be reminded of the impending return to school.
And the last thing parents want is to inadvertently expose their kid to hazardous chemicals.
Unfortunately, many of today’s common school supplies contain PVC, a toxic plastic found in items such as backpacks and 3-ring binders. Not only is PVC itself bad news, but many PVC items – including school supplies – contain additional toxic chemicals, like phthalates, that are harmful to children’s health.
So, before you stock up on school supplies, take some time to learn how to recognize and avoid PVC….