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5 Hidden Safety Hazards of Stationery, the Most Serious Can Cause Cancer? How Do Parents Choose?

October 09, 2020

Although many children have not yet reached school age, they have already begun to learn about Stationery. Every family will have commonly used stationery items such as paper, pens and scissors. Especially when children enter the sensitive period of writing and drawing, parents will prepare all kinds of writing and drawing materials for them, so that the children can do graffiti as much as they want. After entering the kindergarten and enrolling, all kinds of stationery have become the children's good partners for a while.

But all kinds of colorful and cute stationery may become the culprit for hurting children. If improper purchase does have certain safety risks, here are some reminders for everyone about the choice of stationery:

Hidden danger one: the paper is too white

Painting and origami are inseparable from white paper. When choosing, many parents believe that the whiter the paper, the better, which represents cleanliness and high quality. But in fact, too white paper can irritate and damage children's eyes. The paper is abnormally white, and a large amount of fluorescent whitening agent may be added in the production process. Long-term use will not only affect the eyesight of the child, but also have an adverse effect on the body.

The General Requirements for the Safety of Student Supplies stipulates that the brightness (whiteness) of the textbooks and books used by students should not be greater than 85%. Generally speaking, they should not be too white. Too white will irritate and damage children's eyes and affect vision.

Hidden danger two: Containing heavy metals

When children are curious about graffiti, watercolor paints, crayons, and oil pastels become their favorite things. However, these stationery contain harmful elements such as lead, arsenic, and antimony exceeding the standard, which seriously affects children's intellectual development and normal brain development.

Because crayons, Watercolor Pens, oil pastels, etc. will come into direct contact with the child’s body, especially the hand skin during use, and children often have the habit of biting or sucking the penholder or fingers, harmful substances are easy to be mistaken by children. Ingested in the body, it is easy to cause memory loss, hyperactivity and other problems, and severely may also cause chronic poisoning.

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Hidden danger three: multifunctional stationery box

Nowadays, there are more and more stationery boxes on the market, but the buttons are too flexible. When you press the button, a box or other things will pop out of the side if you are cold. These items are mostly made of plastic and have a certain degree of hardness. If the child is watching and pressing, it is easy to bounce the eyes or other parts of the body. . In contrast, the Roll Up Pencil Case is much better.

Hidden danger four: pencil sharpener

Children are always full of curiosity about objects that adults do not want to play with children, especially the sharp knives used to sharpen pencils. Active children may be punctured or scratched if they are not careful.

Hidden danger five: with fragrance

Erasers made into bananas, pineapples, cakes, etc., not only have a realistic appearance, but also exude the scent of fruit and cream. Children like stationery with fragrance. When children first come into contact with stationery, they are very curious. They especially like the scent of certain rubbers. They will smell it constantly, and even have the habit of chewing and biting stationery.

However, stationery with too strong fragrance and industrial flavors used in the fragrances contain excessive formaldehyde and benzene. Long-term use can cause headaches and physical fatigue, and children may be chronically poisoned after biting, and even induce critical diseases such as leukemia.

Do you know how to choose stationery now?

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