Ever wondered what kind of toxins are in children’s toys, pet toys or other household items? The Ecology Center will help Monday, March 12, with its free Our Toxic Stuff workshop at the Ypsilanti District Library from 6:30-8pm. With its XRF device, the Center can immediately detect toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and cadmium. The session will also include a discussion and tips and tricks on how to protect your family from the toxic chemicals lurking in household products. For more info email Lauren LaRocca at email@example.com. 229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-482-4110. www.ecologycenter.org.
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