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Testing reveals asbestos in crayons

John Kerr posted in on September 18th, 2015.

Some crayons sold in New Zealand have been found to contain traces of asbestos following random testing by the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health has confirmed the presence of asbestos in three of 21 crayon products randomly sampled from the market, but noted the risk to the consumer is considered to be low. […]

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Laundry ‘pod’ poisoning risk – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on November 14th, 2014.

Laundry ‘pods’ containing concentrated detergent pose a serious poisoning risk to young children, according to a new US study. Research published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that in 2012 and 2013, U.S. poison control centres received reports of 17,230 children younger than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, or otherwise being exposed to […]

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