In 2000, certified asbestos laboratory tests revealed the tremolite form of amphibol asbestos found in three of the eight popular children’s crayon brands produced partially soluble: Crayola , Prang and RoseArt. Being a mom is a full time job except no pay check no sick days shirt. In Crayola crayons, the test found asbestos levels of about .0.05% in Carnation Pink and 2.86% in Orchid (orchids); in Prang crayons, range from 0.3% in Periwinkle plants (dried coconut) to 0.54% in Yellow (yellow); in RoseArt crayons, it has from 0.03% in Brown (brown) to 1.20% in Orange (orange). Overall, 32 different colored pencils from these brands each contained more than the trace amounts of asbestos and the other 8 types contained trace amounts. The Institute of Creative Arts and Materials, a trade association tested the safety of crayons for manufacturers, initially asserting that the test results were inaccurate, although they later said they were do not check asbestos.  In May 2000, Crayola said the tests were by Richard Lee, a material analyst with an oath in the name of the accepted asbestos industry in lawsuits over 250 times, showing colored pencils. Their test was negative for asbestos.  However, in June 2000, Binney & Smith, the Crayola manufacturer and other manufacturers, agreed to stop using their products and change their product formulas in the United States.