New York - A new report says there could be dangerous toxins in childrens' backpacks and lunchboxes.
The Center for Health found about 75 percent of children's vinyl products contain high levels of toxic chemicals that are already banned in children's toys.
Democratic New York Senator Charles Schumer says the same standard should apply to back to school supplies.
"The fact that a phthalate could be banned in children's toys but is allowed in children's school supplies makes no sense," he said.
The chemicals can cause brain damage and other adverse health effects in young children.