Disney Kids' pajamas contain toxic chemicals

 
the nightclothes, depicting characters such as Mickey Mouse and Nemo, contain chemicals that can damage the liver, kidneys, testicles and even DNA. laboratory tests found chemicals including nonylphenal - which can damage the digestive system, eyes, kidneys, liver, skin, throat, reproductive system, unborn children and human DNA - and phthalates, which can harm the liver, kidney and testicles.

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HIGHLY TOXIC Jun 24 2004


MPs slam chemicals in Disney kids' pyjamas

By Geoff Lakeman


CHILDREN'S pyjamas sold under the Disney brand contain "highly toxic" chemicals, say MPs.

They claim research shows the nightclothes, depicting characters such as Mickey Mouse and Nemo, contain chemicals that can damage the liver, kidneys, testicles and even DNA.

Nine MPs signed a parliamentary Early Day Motion - a suggestion for debate by the Commons - condemning their use.

They accused the Government of being a "stumbling block" to EU regulation on environmentally safe chemicals. Lib-Dem Norman Baker tabled the motion after lobbying from Greenpeace.

He said "Where there are doubts, there should be a more responsible attitude from Disney. They are not breaking the law but there's a lot of evidence that this is harmful to children.

"They should be taking the lead on this. I hope Disney will react responsibly. They shouldn't be dragged kicking and screaming into a responsible policy."

The motion says laboratory tests found chemicals including nonylphenal - which can damage the digestive system, eyes, kidneys, liver, skin, throat, reproductive system, unborn children and human DNA - and phthalates, which can harm the liver, kidney and testicles.

Phthalates were banned from children's teething toys under emergency EU legislation in 1999.

Other manufacturers also use the chemicals named by the MPs.

Disney said: "The company takes all matters related to product safely very seriously. Disney requires that products including pyjamas are tested and conform to safety standards set by the European Commission."

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