Poison in Paint, Toxics in Toys

Mike Belliveau

Household paints and childrens' toys are rarely associated with poison and with good reason. However, these household products contain two chemicals, NPEs and BPA, respectively, chemicals capable of wreaking hormone havoc. These chemicals are found in our homes, the places we work and in our schools. This report examines how as a result of a broken federal safety system, chemicals like NPEs and BPA have mostly gone unchecked and a possible solution.