Asbestos, Lead and Other Dangerous Chemicals Found in Children’s School Supplies, Report Says

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By Ursula Perano and Amanda Watts

Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season.

The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade.

Here are

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