Heads up Parents!!  There is something you should know before buying those school supplies for lil Jimmy or Johnny.  Senator Charles Schumer is warning back to school shoppers about certain items that may cause health issues.  According to Schumer, a study from the Center for Health, Environment and Justice says that 75% of vinyl school supplies have really high levels of a chemical known as “phthalates.”  “Phthalates” have already been banned in toys and Senator Schumer feels that if it’s banned in toys…why not school supplies??  I have to agree!  Schumer is pushing the Senate to pass the Safe Chemicals Act, which would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to restrict unsafe chemicals.