Advocacy group finds asbestos in crayons and toy crime lab kits

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HOUSTON, TX - Every kid knows crayons come in all sorts of colors. Sadly, some of those shades have dulled after an advocacy group announced they found asbestos in the beloved art supply. The Environmental Working Group, or EWG, says they found traces of the deadly carcinogen in four out of 28 boxes of crayons tested. The asbestos tainted crayons were all made in China, and imported to the United States under names like Amscan Crayons, Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Crayons, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons and Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce Crayons.

But crayons weren't thing only things found toxic. Ironically, two law enforcement themed toys also made the asbestos list. They are the Edu Science Deluxe Forensics Lab Kit and the Inside Intelligence Secret Spy Kit. If you have either one of those two toys, lock it up and throw away the key.

So check the things your kids play with. Make sure they stay safe and to keep their world brightly colored. And if you want to learn more about toxic hazards found around the Houston area, go to nontoxicdollarstores.org.

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