Safe ba yan? Group finds lead in school supplies


Parents, be wary of those cheap school supplies – they could contain lead.

The EcoWaste Coalition aired the warning after buying and testing school supplies in several parts of Metro Manila, ahead of the start of the school year on June 6.

It said the tainted school supplies were being sold in discount stores in Baclaran, Divisoria, Guadalupe and Monumento .

Among the items with lead were a stainless steel vacuum flask; a yellow thumb tack; a water container; backpacks; and a stationery bag.