.@EWG Finds Asbestos in @Disney @Nickelodeon Crayons?!? #BacktoSchool Essential Reading

When I learned that the Environmental Working Group had found asbestos in crayons and toys, I was terrified. Like most parents, I raised my kids on coloring books and crayons. Like most people, I thought asbestos was a thing of the past. But as I learned, asbestos is still legal–the carcinogen actually kills 15,000 Americans every year.

Sadly, the story on asbestos and kids is even scarier: Studies show that a child exposed to asbestos is 3.5 times more likely than an adult to develop mesothelioma, a lung disease caused only by asbestos. And with the new findings of asbestos in crayons and toys, this is a problem that affects all of us. Here are three things you can do about it: [Read more…]