Dil­dos are safer than chil­dren’s plas­tic toys

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PAR­ENTS should give their kids DIL­DOS to play with rather than toys, say ex­perts.

Boffins from a safety agency in Swe­den found sex toys con­tain FEWER harm­ful chem­i­cals than most kid­dies’ play­things.

In its 2016 study, 2% of the 44 sur­veyed sex toys that had been im­ported to Swe­den con­tained banned chem­i­cals, the Swedish Chem­i­cals Agency said.

In a sep­a­rate study the year be­fore, the agency tested 112 chil­dren’s toys and found 15% con­tained banned sub­stances – in­clud­ing LEAD.

Frida Ram­strom, an in­spec­tor for the agency, said: “This was a bit sur­pris­ing. This was the first time we did such a study.”

Of the 44 sex toys ex­am­ined, only one plas­tic dildo was found to con­tain a banned sub­stance – chlo­ri­nated paraf­fins, which is sus­pected of caus­ing can­cer, the SCA said.

It said it was dif­fi­cult to de­ter­mine why more kids’ toys con­tained dan­ger­ous chem­i­cals.

Swedish law says chem­i­cals in chil­dren’s toys “must never pose a risk to hu­man health”.

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