HealthyStuff.org tested 106 Halloween related products, including costumes, accessories, decorations and party favors. Make-up and face paints were not sampled. Specifically we tested:
Our testing found heavy metals and other additives are commonly found in Halloween costumes and accessories. These chemicals include lead, flame retardants, tin compounds and phthalates -- harmful chemicals that are linked to asthma, reproductive problems, developmental and learning disabilities, hormone problems and cancer.
Published on October 23, 2014