What is thought to be a fashionable handbag may actually be a witch's
beautiful handbag is an object of desire for every woman from all walks of
life. Women are prepared to spend more on a handbag than on a holiday. Men may
actually wonder what a woman would carry in her handbag, though they do not
dare to invade the privacy. Handbags have thus become a vital fashion element
of every woman. It is appalling to know that such handbags may contain toxic
levels of lead.
are made using vibrant hues. Many of these colors use heavy metals to get an
attractive look. Lead is a metal which is used in vinyl or other faux leather
materials which is used for coloring the handbags. Women's health faces
potential risk due to the lead content in their handbags. These pigments can
impart lead into humans.
Center for Environmental Health in US purchased handbags from big retail
stores. The wallets and handbags were then analyzed using an x-ray fluorescence
analyzer. The result was shocking that these bags had high levels of lead which
was 90 times more than the federal limit for lead content in paints. The
research was conducted with the purses bought from leading stores such as Kohl's,
Macy's, Sears, Foreever21, JC Penney, and more. Though every color of handbag contains
lead, the highest of them was from the bags with yellow shades.
is one of the most poisonous metals on earth. The lead content in the handbags
can be rubbed of easily with hands. This is likely to create serious health
issues resulting in chronic fatigue, mood swings, cancer, strokes, heart
attacks, blood pressure, and many more. A research even exposes a shocking fact
that exposure of low levels of lead content may even lead to mental imbalance
among young women. Exposure to lead during pregnancy can reduce intellectual
development among children when they grow up.
Majority of the handbags
are made in China. High levels of lead salts are added to stabilize the vinyl
polymer. Manufacturers as well as retailers should take care that the products
they make and sell satisfy the regulatory standards. Earlier there were no set
standards for the level of lead content. But now, with regulations being more
stringent, ceilings are imposed on the maximum level of lead which can be used
in handbags. Centre for Environmental Health
(CEH) is initiating a litigation making it mandatory for a warning label on the
products which expose consumers to more than 0.5 micrograms of lead in a day.
have agreed to limit the use of lead in handbags and other fashion accessories.
Big retailers such as Macy's J.C. Penney, Guess, and Victoria's Secret etc have
signed an agreement to limit the usage of lead in their merchandise.
way a right handbag could make a woman feel goes far deeper than just being a
purpose of carrying things around. Taking care of the chemicals used in them
will help to minimize health threats and enable conservationism. Bags and
wallets made from natural materials would be a more preferable option.
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