facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Toxic dye found in Shanghai school attire

Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM   |   Comments

SHANGHAI, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Students at nearly two dozen schools in Shanghai were ordered to stop wearing their uniforms after officials said a toxic dye was found in the clothing.

A potentially cancer-causing dye, aromatic amine, was found in one batch of clothing sold to youths at 21 elementary and junior high schools, Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

The Shanghai Ouxia garment company produced the clothing in July, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision said.

Ouxia, which produces about 15,000 school uniforms annually, is one of several firms that have made uniforms for Shanghai students for the past five years, officials said.

The standards agency said the toxin was detected during a recent quality-inspection campaign.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended Stories
Most Popular
1
Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden
2
Bachmann: Obama wants to use child immigrants for medical experiments
3
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
4
One cop issued 80 percent of the marijuana tickets in Seattle this year
5
Utah man teaches 'homophones', fired for promoting gay agenda
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback