As a rule, keep them away from little mouths and wash those hands after using! –
4) Wrapping paper
Wrapping paper is beautiful. That’s why we use it to wrap gifts. But the components that make it beautiful — inks, dyes, and other chemicals — also mean it has the potential to contain toxic substances.
“There [are] an increasingly large number of chemicals being used to treat the paper, to color the paper, to make the paper more elaborate and sometimes that can include the use of heavy metals,” said Spaeth.
But, like the aforementioned toys and decorations in this list, how and where the paper is manufactured will have a strong bearing on whether it actually contains toxic components.
Handling the paper and wrapping gifts with it isn’t going to make you sick, but as a rule of thumb, don’t let children put it in their mouths.And don’t burn it.
“There are so many synthetic products, if you burn it, you’re likely to be breathing in those chemicals,” said Spaeth.