After discovering that improper disposal of used ordinary electric light bulbs and batteries and even played by children could lead to lethal intoxication because it has been found that light bulbs and batteries constitute a toxic chemical called Mercury and have a drive to have a proper handling of their disposal especially in Makati city Philippines, recently, another toxic issue emerged.
That is, a group of pro-environmentalists in the Philippines have discovered through their testing that majority of children’s toys in Metro Manila especially on bargain stores where most Filipinos buy cheap items and products constitutes toxic chemicals that may put at risk children’s health. The toxic chemicals which they have found within the toys they have tested and have bought from the major bargain stores in the Philippines like Divisoria, Baclaran and Ukay-ukay stores or secondhand stores were Mercury, Lead, Chromium, Arsenic, Cadmium and Antimony. These harmful toxic chemicals were present on the toys like dolls, action figures, toy cars, and cosmetic toys like make-up and lipstick; according to the pro-environmentalist group.
The group is urging the government to do an action on the matter as well as to local toy manufacturers to ban these toxic toys and avoid using harmful chemicals on manufacturing their toys, respectively. The group also urged the Filipino public to choose toys for their children that are made from natural materials which can be seen on the labels of the toys. But for me, however, that is difficult to determine now that counterfeit activities are always in the house creeping everyday unnoticed.
To conclude, it is always proven by laboratory testing that any item[s] or products, whether it may be toys, gadgets, appliances or processed food products that are manufactured and made using chemical substances and not with natural substances are indeed harmful to human’s health.
However, still because of greed for money, some manufacturers continue to manufacture items and products that have harmful chemicals in them.