Thursday, February 2, 2017

Be Aware! Asbestos in Crayons

Nowadays, we have to be concerned when we choose toys for our children. There's shocking news that tests find asbestos as one of mixture material used in crayons.

Asbestos in crayons poses unacceptable risks to children. In 2002 and 2007, Dr. Philip Landrigan, professor of pediatrics and preventive medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York said that in the test he conducted there were lethal substances in children's products.

Asbestos in crayons

Landrigan is a recognized expert in asbestos and other toxic materials field and a former senior adviser to the US Environmental Protection Agency on the environmental health of children.

These are some of the products that contain asbestos within the crayons.

1. Amscan crayons made in China contain Tremolite or Tremolite Anthyophyllite substance.

2. Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons made in China contain Chrysotile and tremolite substances.

3. Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse made in China contain Chrysotile, and Tremolite substances.

4. Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce made in China contain Tremolite substance.

Asbestos or fiber material is a material that was banned in several countries. Materials contain asbestos fibers likely to cause lung cancer if someone inhaled the substance.

If children inhale the substance, it likely to make children feel nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Our children are able to consume the hazardous material easily. They may breathe the fibers or bite the asbestos products.

There was never any documented cases of a child diagnosed with a disease related to asbestos which comes from crayons or other toys, but with a long latency period between exposure and diagnosis, it would be very difficult to diagnose the asbestos-related diseases.

For that reason, you have to be very careful in selecting toys for your children, who knows it may endanger the health of your children. Children are very susceptible with asbestos fibers.

How do I find out if I have asbestos?

To find out if asbestos is present, a sample of material from an area you suspect might contain asbestos needs to be sent to a laboratory to be tested.

We do not recommend that you take your own sample, as this can create a further risk of exposure if the sampling is done incorrectly. The most important risk you have to consider is that by cutting or disturbing asbestos to remove a segment for testing, you are potentially releasing dangerous asbestos fibres into the air. It’s best to leave sampling to professional asbestos testers. See more information at

I hope this article can help you be more concern on choosing the right toys for your kids.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Be Careful! There is Asbestos in Your Children's Toys

When you are going to buy toys for your children, there will be a lot of things that you need to be considered.

If you do not choose it carefully and wisely, it will endanger your children. For instance, you child may be choked with their toys or got injured or even pose a risk of disease in the long term as a result of exposure to dangerous chemicals contained in toys.

Be Careful! There is Asbestos in Your Children's Toys

There are 21 kinds of educational toys were tested by YLKI that might be surprised you. YLKI tested various educational toys, from the abacus, color measuring beam, train, to the puzzle.

Some of the samples taken are toys imported from China, Israel, and even the United Kingdom. The result findings are very shocking, apparently, these toys contain some harmful chemical substances that can jeopardy the health of our children. Some of the toys contain lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and some of the toys even contain asbestos.

You can imagine how dangerous it is if your children put these toys into their mouth. It will give peril your children's health. They can get diarrhea, fatigue, even depression.

There are also long-term effects of this dangerous substance exposure. These toys can harm your children body organ. The toxic toys will damage the central nervous, heart, causing kidney failure, lung cancer and may lead to death.

Related Articles Beware of Hazardous Materials In Toys.

You have to pay attention to these several products which aimed to children. The products are eraser, markers, and crayon.

Crayons suspected to contain heavy metals and asbestos. In the long run, it may lead to irregularities in the brain, nervous system, and metabolism, which can lead to cancer.

The bad news is ink solvent in the marker also contains xylene which can cause nervous disorders if someone inhaled it in large quantities.

Finally, in 2009, PentaBDE and OctaBDE have entered the list of chemicals to be eliminated globally agreed under the Stockholm Convention. But the agreement still allows the recycling of materials containing these toxic chemicals by 2030.

"Recycling of electronic waste can save resources and energy, but it must be done the right way and properly in order to restore the harmful chemicals back into the flow of trade, which could jeopardize human health and the environment. But, this operation may not adequate in some countries with low-tech equipment and machine.
I hope this information about dangerous substance in toys can give you some insight and start to pay attention to your children's toys.
 Be aware and be careful in choosing toys for you children.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Simple Tips on How To Start Manage Your Financial

Every family must have plans for the future, from buying a house, going on vacation, to saving for your children college funds.

The plan requires a lot of money while looking for additional income is not an easy task. For that, you need some way to manage your household finances so that you can achieve all the plan that you have been prepared before.

Simple Tips on How To Start Manage Your Financial

1. Evaluate your financial daily

It's important to evaluate your finances every day. You have to record all income and expenditure. So, you will not become wasteful. If you record all of your income and expenses, you will be aware of your financial.

2. Start saving

Get in the habit of saving your money after payday, and it will help you to have backup funds. It's necessary when there's something unexpected happens. It's important to manage our financial for the next 30 days.

3. Diminish some unnecessary expenses

Lessen some unnecessary expenses is important, such as eating out in a restaurant with your friends. You can use the extra money and add it to your savings.

4. Minimize the use of your vehicle

It can help save some of your money. You can ride a bike, or you can walk, instead.

5. Avoid debt, as much as possible, keep yourselves from having debt

Some of us got caught in debt because of the usage of credit card. Due to its ease of payment process, credit card often makes people very consumptive.

This is dangerous for your financial arrangements. However, credit cards are still necessary as emergency funds.

6. Consolidate your credit card

Avoid having more credit cards than you need. It also makes it easier to keep track of household expenses.

Managing family finances certainly are harder than managing your own finances. But, rest assured you are able to manage your financial as long as you want to try.

You can start by making a budget for all the expenses you will have for the next 30 days. In addition, you can try those easy ways we have discussed before.

We are confident you will be the people who are good in managing family finances. One of the most important things you also need to have in managing your finance is self-control. Control yourself from buying unnecessary things.

Good luck!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Be Careful with Mercury in Toys

Research shows that children's educational toys considered dangerous after examined in the laboratory.

The result of the examining revealed that toys from China, Israel, and some the local products that are widely distributed in the market contain harmful metals that can lead to paralysis, cancer, and death.

Harmful metals may give bad impact to the intelligence of your child. It also can cause paralysis, cancer, and the worst case is it can jeopardize your kids lives.

That's what may happen to a child he/she got contaminated by educational toys that contain hazardous substances such as mercury and lead.

Be Careful with Mercury in Toys

Why is it dangerous for children?

High levels of lead material (Pb) may risk your kid's development.

According to experts, there are three major dangers of lead (Pb) to your children:

1. It can cause chronic poisoning to the brain and vascular or nerve organ

This can result in reduction your kid's intelligence development and prone to an imbalance of the body's nervous system.

2. It can cause acute respiratory and digestive diseases

The lead (Pb) material is capable of damaging the metabolic system working organs (kidney, liver, etc.) and cause an infection of the respiratory system.

3. It can weaken the labor bone-building substances in the body of your child

This can damage the structure of the content of the bones in your child's body that could potentially lead to bone fragility (OSTEOPOROSIS).

How the lead (Pb) material get into our child's body?

Our kids usually mumble or suck up their toys and inhaling the smell of the toy. Those are major potential causes of lead (Pb) poisoning in children.

The manufacturers should check the production of toys in circulation to meet safety standards and provide information that is clear, honest, and full of toys and related products also provides consumer services.

The last protection is to the parents who have to consider and carefully select their children's toys.

Consumers are expected to be careful when choosing toys and do not easily lured by the cheap prices. It's also expected that government can be strict in making the regulations, particularly for imported good that can be harmful to our next generation.

If the government apply strict regulation, it may also reduce the illegal goods and dangerous toys to our country. I hope this article can give you information about toys with a dangerous substance.