Toys are highly profitable consumer items worldwide. As a multibillion dollar industry, the production and distribution of children's toys is a competitive global market. As such, toy manufacturers may often forgo the costly collection of health and safety data on their products to maintain a competitive edge over other toymakers. This lack of safety testing puts children at risk for exposure to a variety of toxic chemicals. Moreover, children's toys, in addition to containing chemicals that are harmful to human health and the environment, often use materials that are unsustainable, with plastics being the most common. However, toys do not have to be unsustainable hazards—many manufacturers are switching to safer materials and production practices that may better assure the well-being of the environment and our ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles