Hidden PVC – hiding in your baby’s toys
Even though most manufacturers claim that PVC/Vinyl without phthalates is not harmful, many experts question its safety. Some toys are labeled ‘Phthalate-free’ and many parents ask; ‘Is this enough or should I only purchase PVC-free’?
The best bet is to look for toys that are 100% PVC-free. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Phthalates are found in many leading baby products. Studies have shown that phthalates can damage:
- the liver
- the kidneys
- the lungs
- the reproductive system – especially the developing testes
Manufacturers use PVC plasticizers so toys have more resilience to them, and do not break while being played with. There are a few toy manufacturers who sell toys free of phthalates, but not many that sell products that are free of PVC.
There are other sneaky places PVC may be hiding in your baby’s toys – for instance just because you’ve chosen a cloth doll, does not mean your choice is free of PVC.
If the doll is stuffed with plastic pellets, pay attention to what those pellets are made from. Some are made from PE pellets (which are free of PVC and safe for use in the home), others are made from PVC pellets. PE stands for polyethylene, and PVC stands for polyvinylchloride.
Please read your label, or if you need to, contact your toy’s manufacturer directly. VUPbaby’s toys and products are 100% PVC, Phthalate and BPA free – ensuring that your baby and child have the healthiest start in life. Further information on their BPA & PVC-free range can be obtained from the website; www.vupbaby.co.uk.
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