Almost a month ago, the EWG Action Fund group in a study found traces of silicate mineral asbestos in children’s crayons and crime scene kit toys. The group has since published a report that details how out of 28 boxes of crayons, four contained asbestos. Asbestos was found in two out of 21 crime scene kit toys as well, and EWG has urged the immediate ban of using the mineral in consumer products.
The silicate mineral, asbestos, is widely regarded as hazardous to human health. According to Dr. Jerry Paulson, “parents do need to be concerned about particular brands of products where asbestos was identified.”
In this blog post, information about what asbestos is will be explored along with some of the asbestos-related illnesses.