Go PVC-free this Back to School Season!

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Did you know? Your child’s innocent-looking lunch box or backpack could contain chemicals linked to learning disabilities, obesity, and asthma. That’s because many school supplies are manufactured using polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the most toxic plastic for children’s health.

That’s why this week we released our 4th annual Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies –  a compilation of safer PVC-free options for your kids. The guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of this toxic plastic and suggests safer and affordable PVC-free alternatives in over 35 product categories, from lunchboxes and laptops to 3-ring binders and backpacks.

Download the guide here. You can also the wallet-sized version here.

OK, so here’s why.

A new 2011 study  found PVC is the most widely used hazardous plastic in the world. It’s not only made with chemicals known to cause cancer, but often contains toxic additives like phthalates, lead, cadmium, and organotins-chemicals harmful to children’s health.

By saying “NO” to PVC products, you, as a consumer, can affect powerful change in the marketplace with your purchasing power. With those same purchases, you, as a parent, can also protect the health of your child.

Do your homework.

So do your homework and start your children’s school year right! Check out our 2011 Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies today.

Yours for a toxic-free future, Mike.

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