28 Feb '14, 3pm

Mardi Gras Beads Found to Contain Hazardous Flame Retardants, Lead: More than 70 percent of the products teste...

A new research study finds that top retailers of Mardi Gras beads continue to sell beads and throws which contain hazardous chemicals. The study is a follow-up to a 2013 study that found similar results in used beads which were collected after Mardi Gras. The study is collaboration between HealthyStuff.org and VerdiGras. Researchers found both new and used beads have one or more hazardous chemicals that have been linked to serious health threats. In the last year the Ecology Center researchers tested a total of 135 Mardi Gras beads (87 previously used and 48 new) for substances that have been linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive problems, liver toxicity and cancer. Products tested included beaded necklaces and throws collected from New Orleans and new Mardis Gras beads purchased from three bead wholesalers. “Millions of pounds of these beads...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95488-mardi-gras-beads-fou...

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