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It has been reported that children’s Crayons and some toys have been found to contain asbestos.
The crayons affected include Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce and those made by Amscan.
It is reported that 28 boxes of crayons were tested and four were found to contain asbestos, which is potentially deadly.
In addition, two crime scene finger print kits were found to contain asbestos- this are Edu Science Deluxe Forensics Lab Kit, and the white fingerprint powder Inside Intelligence Secrets Spy Kit.
According to a report by the Environmental Working Group Action Group, all of the affected crayons and toys were made in China and imported to the US.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral but inhalation of asbestos fibres can potentially cause serious and even fatal cancers.
Andrew Stinchcombe of Novum Law comments “The number of cases of mesothelioma, which is an incurable cancer caused by asbestos, is continuing to rise. This is because it can take many decades after the inhalation of asbestos dust for the diseases to develop. It is important that exposure to asbestos dust is eliminated, so that we do not continue to see these types of cancers occurring in the future”.
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