Thursday, August 23, 2012

Are You Wearing Chemicals?

Recently, while I was out with my mother and sister, we saw the bottom of a shoe-
box that had a warning. It said that the chemicals in the shoes may cause cancer,
birth defects, or reproductive harm. I researched this, and I read that the state of
California enacted California Proposition 65 in 1986, to protect their residents
from harmful chemicals. I don't live in California, but I'm glad I was able to still be
warned about the harmful chemicals. I wonder why every state doesn't enact the
same warning.

It's not only shoes that can contain chemicals that may harm your body. Products
made with vinyl or imitation leather may contain harmful chemicals too. Try to be
cautious and read the tags if you decide to purchase any of these items:

* belts
* wallets
* purses
* jewelry
* clothing

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