Sunday, February 18, 2007

In The News: Lead-laden lunchboxes OK'd by government -

Lead-laden lunchboxes OK'd by government -

Story Highlights

"• Study found one in five vinyl lunchboxes tested contained unsafe amounts of lead
• CPSC statement indicated 'no instances of hazardous levels'
• FDA sent a letter to manufacturers warning of possibly dangerous lead levels
• Experts say elevated levels of lead in blood a significant health hazard for children

(AP) -- In 2005, when government scientists tested 60 soft, vinyl lunchboxes, they found that one in five contained amounts of lead that medical experts consider unsafe -- and several had more than 10 times hazardous levels.

But that's not what they told the public."

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