Harmful Chemicals Found In Crayons
A consumer group is alerting parents and anyone who bought crayons from Dollar Tree stores to pay attention to those purchases after several playskool crayons tested positive for asbestos, a known carcinogen. The store is being asked to recall those crayons due to the damage that can be caused to the individual. When asbestos particles get in the air, they run the risk of causing lung cancer and mesothelioma, especially in younger children.
A group who tested the crayons also found them being sold at eBay, Amazon and dollardays.com.
Parents are being urged to read package labels before buying.