Ever wonder what your kids' toys are made of? You might be sorry you asked.
A report by Greenpeace finds that nine out of 12 plastic toys sold in Taiwan contain "endocrine-disrupting chemicals or a variety of plasticizers that could be harmful to children."
These chemicals include phthalates, nonylphenol and other plastic additives that are banned in the European Union and/or prohibited in toys by the U.S. EPA. Though these toys are made and sold in Taiwan, remember that many kids' toys sold in America are also made in Taiwan or elsewhere in Asia, where health and safety regulations are notoriously lax -- something to consider when shopping for a Barbie doll.