This is me sometime in the 70's. See those Fisher Price stacking rings? Cliff gave them to me when he was 4 years old!
Back then we didn't worry about the toy being filled with toxic chemicals. Shoot, that wooden thing had exposed metal springs on it!
Ah, the good old days. The Free to Be You & Me days... At this point, I wasn't even worried about "red dye #5."
Seriously though, I subscribe to a news ring called Moms Rising.Org and I have learned of a bill to ban phthalates in children's toys.
Right now a House Conference Committee is deciding whether to include a ban on phthalates, a toxic chemical, in children's toys and childcare articles in the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act. You can go here to tell undecided Committee members that our kids' health must come first and you're counting on their leadership to ban phthalates from children's toys!
The Breast Cancer Fund. Org has an even clearer explanation of the measures.
As if the price of gas wasn't bad enough, now Exxon Mobil is aggressively lobbying to defeat efforts to ban phthalates, a toxic chemical, from kids' toys. Could profit possibly be their motivation?