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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:53 am 

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Go PVC-Free for Back to School
Keep the Poison Plastic Off Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Worried about toxic chemicals in your children?s products? This year, when you send your kids off to school, send them off with school supplies that are free of PVC, the poison plastic. The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is proud to announce the release of our Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies to help you make healthy shopping choices that are safer for your kids, your community and the environment -- http://cli.gs/5MJEt2 This guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of toxic PVC and suggests safer PVC-free products in over 20 product categories.

Get your free copy right now at http://cli.gs/5MJEt2 Here?s a handy wallet-sized version of the guide for your shopping needs on the go - http://cli.gs/jWYSah

Help spread the word about the guide!

? On Facebook? Post a link (http://cli.gs/5MJEt2) to the PVC-Free Guide in your ?status update? and change your Facebook picture to this graphic (http://cli.gs/yYvHHQ) for just one week.

? On Twitter? RT this! RT @chej Go PVC-Free for Back-to-School - Get New Back-to-School Guide to #pvcfree School Supplies http://cli.gs/5MJEt2 #phthalate

? Use our ?Tell a Friend? form (http://cli.gs/B4Vuqu) to send an email to other parents you know about this new resource.

? Got a website or blog? Post this web banner (http://cli.gs/yYvHHQ) on your website or blog promoting the guide.

Why Shop for PVC-Free School Supplies?
Many children?s school supplies, such as lunchboxes, backpacks and binders, are often made out of PVC?a toxic plastic that is dangerous to our health and the environment. PVC is unique among plastics because it contains dangerous chemical additives. These harmful chemicals include phthalates, lead, cadmium, and/or organotins, which can be toxic to your child?s health. What?s worse is the danger these chemicals pose- phthalates and other toxic additives can leach out or evaporate into the air over time posing unnecessary dangers to children. Over 90% of all phthalates are used to soften or plasticize PVC products ? that?s over 5 million tons a year! Children are at risk from even small exposures to these toxic chemicals. That?s why it?s important to purchase PVC-free school supplies.

Get CHEJ's new Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies (http://cli.gs/5MJEt2) and make sure that your Back-to-School shopping is free of the poison plastic.

And while you?re at it, be sure to check out the wallet-sized version of the guide - http://cli.gs/jWYSah

Mike Schade, PVC Campaign Coordinator
Center for Health Environment and Justice
212.964.3680 office
212.349.1366 fax
Follow CHEJ on Twitter: www.twitter.com/chej
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