Asbestos is still all around you my friend, inside your drywalls, in your bricks, in your paint, in your pipes, in your bathtubs and toilets, in your tiles etc... And even though the manufacturing industry in the west has been making a lot of efforts to reduce the amount of Asbestos found in products, now there are even more Asbestos in the everyday products you are using. Why? Because of China and its very many cheap products that this nation makes for the entire world, and in their quest to keep prices as low as possible, they cut as many corners as can be found, so that China can become richer and richer while providing what the manufacturers need to put on their shelves. Manufacturers like Walmart, like Toys R Us, like Dollar Tree who are having the majority of their products made over there, instead of in their own country. And in the meantime, they are all putting your lives and those of your children at great risk, because not only will you suffer terribly but your kids later on. Because it takes anywhere from 20 to 40 years for Asbestos Exposure to start to manifest itself and begin to show symptoms in your lungs. And then you will forget what your children played with for 2 years when they were children, what teddy bear they slept with for 4 years, what boxes of crayons they used. And that is why Asbestos Exposure is so dangerous, that is why you must do your very best to stay abreast with the the latest news about Asbestos and the chance of having Mesothelioma Cancer. And so in the news today:
Toys "R" Us, Party City, Amazon.com and Dollar Tree answered lawmakers' urgent call to pull toxic asbestos crayons and crime lab toys from their inventory.
Last month, a report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund revealed that select crayon sets and toy fingerprint kits imported from China contained talc tainted with carcinogenic asbestos fibers. Both substances are often found near each other on the earth's surface. Their proximity sometimes results in contamination when mining talc.
Asbestos was also found in:
- Inside Intelligence Secret Spy Kit (Buy-Rite)
- EduScience Deluxe Forensics Lab Kit (Toys "R" Us)
- Saban Power Rangers Super Megaforce Crayons (Greenbrier International)
- Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Crayons (Greenbrier International)
- Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Crayons (MII Inc.)
- Amscan Crayons (Amscan)
“We commend these four companies for their good corporate citizenship and commitment to protecting children and families from contaminated products,” Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., wrote in a press release.