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February 6, 2009 | Alana Semuels
Environmentalists are battling small businesses to preserve a law that would pull children's products that may contain lead and chemicals from shelves by next week. The environmentalists won a round Thursday when a federal judge overturned a decision by a government commission and said manufacturers and retailers could not sell children's items containing phthalates, which are chemicals used to soften plastic, after Tuesday.
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February 6, 2009 | Alana Semuels
Environmentalists are battling small businesses to preserve a law that would pull children's products that may contain lead and chemicals from shelves by next week. The environmentalists won a round Thursday when a federal judge overturned a decision by a government commission and said manufacturers and retailers could not sell children's items containing phthalates, which are chemicals used to soften plastic, after Tuesday.
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December 9, 1999 | DON OLDENBURG, WASHINGTON POST
With box-office hit sequel "Toy Story 2" further focusing everyone's seasonal buzz on children's playthings, what better than a roiling toy controversy to spice up the holidays? Following coverage of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group's annual "Trouble in Toyland" report, Pamela Johnston, spokeswoman for the Toy Manufacturers of America, called to take issue with the report's conclusions.
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June 8, 2005 | Steve Lopez
The results are in, and it turns out I'm a walking cocktail of toxic chemicals. I've got a jigger of lead in me, a splash of flame retardant and a dash of DDT. But none of this came as a surprise, and before you take pity, let me remind you that your organs are probably marinating nicely too. We've all ingested and inhaled chemicals in our lifetimes, and some of them linger in the body for decades.
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