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Study: Pet food, bags contain toxins

September 17, 2009 5:20:38 AM PDT
From arsenic to lead, a new database shows how many potentially harmful chemicals are in hundreds of consumer products.The consumer watchdog group Ecology Center tested more than 5,000 products in a new database found on healthystuff.org.

The tests found many products contain dangerous levels of toxins. Of the more than 400 pet products tested, 25 percent had lead.

The database also has information about vehicles, car seats and school supplies.

One surprise is the chemicals in women's handbags. Of the 100 bags tested, 75 percent had lead.

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