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NY Senator: School Products Contain Toxins

by Associated Press
School Supplies
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Chemicals in report linked to a number of chronic health problems in children.

A new report has found that about 75 percent of children's school supplies contain higher levels of toxic chemicals than are allowed in toys.

New York Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday discussed the report released by the advocacy group Center for Health, Environment & Justice.
Schumer said he will push for the passage of the Safe Chemicals Act. It would give the Environmental Protection Agency more authority to regulate chemicals used in consumer products.
The report says high levels of the chemical are found in vinyl binders, backpacks, raincoats and rain boots.
The chemical has been linked to asthma, learning disabilities, diabetes and other chronic health problems in children.



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