October 8, 2005

Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

From cehca.org:

Oakland, CA – The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced it is filing lawsuits today against makers and retailers of soft vinyl lunch boxes that can expose children to harmful levels of lead.


The levels CEH found in the lunch boxes are not high enough to cause acute lead poisoning during normal use. However, if your child is exposed to lead from other sources, a leaded lunch box would add to their health risk.

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I thought lead paint was illegal. The article talks about "legal amounts of lead". Why use lead paint at all? I'm sure Mr. Nader will be talking about this soon.

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