Dollar Store Electronics
At a dollar store, it’s best to skip the electronics aisle, according to consumer savings expert, Andrea Woroch.
“Most electronics that plug in are junk and don’t last long, especially HDMI cords and power strips,” she said. “When dealing with electronics, it’s best to purchase from a legit electronic retailer or an online store like Amazon.com for cheaper prices.”
Furthermore, extension cords and USB cables from dollar stores both tested high in chlorine, according to a dollar store safety report released by nonprofit organizations the Ecology Center and Campaign for Healthier Solutions. This indicates the cords are made of polyvinyl chloride plastic, or PVC. And the research suggested this is a cancer-causing chemical.