If you’re a thrifty shopper, beware of these seemingly harmless items that you can purchase at any dollar store. While you might be getting a steal of a deal, you may also be putting your life at major risk.
After a study by HealthyStuff, a publication that aims to bring transparency to consumer goods, the shocking truth about dollar-store items was revealed. Stories researched were Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and 99 Cents Only.
Toxic chemicals that have been known to cause deadly infections and even death were found in several of the plastic items at the dollar store. 81% of items researched had at least one toxic chemical, while 49% had at least two toxins or more. 32% of vinyl items tested were tested positive for deadly acid.
Here are some of the most toxic items that were found through the study:
1. Plastic Cooking and Baking Utensils
2. Rubber Duckies (Set of 3)
4. Baby Bottle
5. Bath Accessories
6. Jewelry (Clip-on jewelry included)
8. Electronic Accessories
9. Garden Knee Pad
10. Tub and Floor Mats
Check your home for these household items if you purchased them at one of the stores researched in this study. If you shop in these stores, be sure to read labels carefully so that you’re not surrounding yourself and your loved ones with fatal toxins.