Rochester, N.Y. – The chemical Tris was the target of a child safety group that stationed itself at the Rochester Public Market Saturday.
Clean and Healthy New York claims Tris can mutate DNA and can be found in numerous children’s toys.
“It’s showing up in a host of foam-based products like nursing pillows, car seats, even couches and there’s no reason for it to be there and it’s exposing our kids to toxic chemicals and we think it’s time to go,” said Bobbi Chase Wilding, the deputy director of Clean and Healthy New York.
With a 25-foot inflatable duck as a backdrop, Wilding told passersby to contact their state representatives and ask for a ban on Tris.
Wilding says the assembly has already approved that ban, but it’s still in committee in the senate.