Keep Scary Chemicals and Counterfeit Materials Out of Your Halloween

October 22, 2013
Hosted by Stan Salot Jr.

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Every year, especially as parents or grandparents, we buy Halloween merchandise. Dress-up and decorating can be so much fun! We love to help the little ones picking out the costume and try it on. How many times do kids put on their new costume before the school party or the neighborhood tour? The kids I know do it almost every day, for several weeks. Whether the costumes comes with the warning of CA Prop 65 or not, undisclosed or improperly monitored toxic ingredients will get on children’s hands and end up in their mouths. Besides the costumes, consumer safety advocates warn us about counterfeit candy and even wrappers that contain lead. The World Health Organization classifies lead among the 10 chemicals of major public health concern because the exposure to this chemical alone can affect the brain and central nervous system. Join us to learn more on how to keep these chemicals and counterfeit out of your hands- let us plan for a safe and vibrant Halloween celebration!

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

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Stan Salot Jr.

Stan Salot Jr.

Mr. Salot is a leading expert in business and quality process management. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ECC Corporation, he represents the interests of the U.S. industry in the International Electro-Technical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ). Mr. Salot is a member of several distinctive industry bodies, including the IECQ Chairman’s Advisory Group, the U. S. Technical Advisory Group for Environmental Management Standards, the U.S. SAE Working Groups for Counterfeit Mitigation Standards and the American National Standards Institute. Moreover, he was the chairman of the international IECQ Working Group 5 authoring the international certification scheme. This program is used by electrical, mechanical, toy and other consumer goods manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance with hazardous substance process management (HSPM). Mr. Salot is the current convener of the International Working Group 6 that maintains the International Counterfeit Mitigation Certification Scheme. A frequent guest speaker on radio and Internet TV programs, Mr. Salot is also the host of the VoiceAmerica Show called: People to People– Working Together for Your Safety. He is author of “The Hazardous Substance Process Management Handbook” and he regularly contributes articles in national and international technical journals and online magazines.

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