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Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:57 AM

4. Asbestos in children's crayons - some crayons are poisonous

Everyone does not buy Crayola, but I guess they should

Asbestos Found in Children's Crayons
The Environmental Working Group reported that they found asbestos in four brands of children's crayons. Does this news posit a significant health danger?

In mid-2015, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund's "Asbestos Nation" campaign announced that they had found "deadly asbestos fibers" in four brands of children's crayons. EWG reported that they purchased 28 brands of crayons at two national chains (Party City and Dollar Tree) between February and May of 2015 and sent them to an independent company (Scientific Analytical Institute) to test them for asbestos using transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

According to EWG's report, asbestos was "detected and confirmed" in four brands of crayons, all of them manufactured in China: Amscan Crayons, Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 10 Jumbo Crayons, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons, and Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce 10 Jumbo Crayons.


http://www.snopes.com/2015/07/09/asbestos-found-childrens-crayons/

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