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Rubber duck a massive, toxic threat, activists say

HEALTH HAZARD:Environmentalists say the giant PVC floating duck could leave toxic residues that could flow into rivers and the ground, posing a threat to humans

By Lin Chia-chi, Lee Hsin-fang and Jason Pan  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Government agencies should stop handing out PVC ducks as giveaways and make plans on how to deal with the problem of PVC materials collected as trash.

CET and other environmental organizations also called on the Greater Kaohsiung Government not to incinerate or bury PVC ducks collected after the exhibition to prevent pollution.

They also advised the public to be wise and read product labels, boycott toys and products made of PVC and never allow children to take the rubber toys into the bathtub with them or to lick them.

Additional reporting by Wang Jung-hsiang, Huang Hsu-lei, and Lin Shih-ping

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