7 months Eco-group urges school officials to use lead-free medals, trophies for graduating students MB
By Analou De Vera A cause-oriented group has reminded school officials to make sure that medals and trophies that will be given to graduating students should be lead-free. The Ecowaste Coalition urged school authorities to ensure that the medals are safe from harmful components, this after the group found “cheap and unlabeled medals” tainted with lead and are being sold for as low as P25 in Quiapo and Sta. Cruz, Manila. “Despite the regulatory ban, we still find school achievement medals decorated with lead paint,” said Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition. “Children’s products must be safe from lead, ... more