Experts urge parents to be aware of the dangers and protect kids from possible breathing difficulties and cancer.
Researchers recently found trace amounts of the toxic mineral, asbestos, in some crayon products.
Asbestos is a well-known carcinogen that has been blamed for thousands of cases of mesothelioma.
Just three years ago, low levels of the harmful substance were found on not one but several major brands of crayons – including Crayola and Rose Art – but one brand still could pose a risk to young children, shares Daily Mail.
The US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), which just released its annual safety evaluation of toys and school supplies, says that finding asbestos in only one crayon brand is progress – but several other back-to-school basics may still be unsafe.
Parents need to be cautious of what products end up in their children’s hands.
Be especially aware of any imported products and make sure you check carefully.
One family was shocked recently when their children were hospitalised after using a cheap makeup. Read more here.
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