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PostSubject: Highlights of Pet Product Sampling   Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:12 pm

HealthyStuff.org tested over 400 pet products, including beds, chew toys, stuffed toys, collars, leashes, and tennis balls. Since there are no government standards for hazardous chemicals in pet products, it is not surprising that toxic chemicals were found.

45% of pet products tested had detectable levels of one or more hazardous chemical, including:
One-quarter of all pet products had detectable levels of lead.
7% of all pet products have lead levels greater than 300 ppm -- the current CPSC lead standard for lead in children's products.
Nearly half of pet collars had detectable levels of lead; with 27% exceeding 300 ppm -- the CPSC limit for lead in children's products.
One half (48%) of tennis balls tested had detectable levels of lead. Tennis balls intended for pets were much more likely to contain lead. Sports tennis balls contained no lead.
Pets are the canary in the coalmine in terms of chemical exposure. Cats groom themselves and lick off dust that has been shown to be heavily contaminated with hazardous chemicals. For example, bio-monitoring of cats has shown BFR exposure 23X higher than humans.



More info @ http://www.healthystuff.org/departments/toys/about.findings.php

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PostSubject: Re: Highlights of Pet Product Sampling   Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:53 pm

Wow, IF this is the case, its not surprising that 75% of all dogs and cats dye from various cancers.

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PostSubject: Re: Highlights of Pet Product Sampling   Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:00 pm

Betterdog4u wrote:
Wow, IF this is the case, its not surprising that 75% of all dogs and cats dye from various cancers.

Yes its really quite sad No

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PostSubject: Re: Highlights of Pet Product Sampling   Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:06 pm

geez....they should totally test stuff..why would they put chemicals in products that animals consume or around.. this is very sad and i hope it changes. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Highlights of Pet Product Sampling   Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:12 pm

schnauzkyLVR wrote:
geez....they should totally test stuff..why would they put chemicals in products that animals consume or around.. this is very sad and i hope it changes. Sad

It might not be so much about them putting them in, I think the real problem is them not bothering to take them out or be more careful when creating or using them material. But I agree, it needs to stop.

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