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Dangerous Levels of Asbestos Found in Children’s Toys

by Staff Blogger | July 28th, 2015

Exposure to asbestos is linked to a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma. As many as 25 million Americans were exposed to Asbestos between 1940 and 1970. Many citizens are still exposed to the substance today, as few laws regulate the use of asbestos.

The latest risk of exposure comes from children’s toys. According to Asbestos Nation, researchers found asbestos fibers in crayons and crime scene toys manufactured in China. Environmental Working Group, a safety watchdog group, purchased and tested the toys between February and May through three nationwide retailers.

Of the 28 types of crayons that were tested, four were found to contain asbestos. Researchers also showed that two of the 21 fingerprint kits contained asbestos as well. As many as one million fibers of toxic asbestos were found in each of the positive tests.

If you or a loved one are suffering from mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. The Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers can help you to answer any legal questions you may have regarding these rights. Feel free to give us a call anytime at (800) 477-7510.