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TOXIC TOY TEST
(2007-12-05)
(wgvu) - TESTS OUT TODAY ON MORE THAN 1,200 **TOYS HAVE
FOUND THAT 35 PERCENT CONTAIN LEAD -- MANY WITH LEVELS FAR ABOVE
THE FEDERAL RECALL STANDARD USED FOR LEAD PAINT.
A HANNAH MONTANA CARD GAME CASE, A GO DIEGO GO! BACKPACK AND
CIRCO BRAND SHOES WERE AMONG THE ITEMS WITH EXCESSIVE LEAD LEVELS.
ONLY 20 PERCENT OF THE TOYS TESTED BY A COALITION OF
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH GROUPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAD NO TRACE OF LEAD OR HARMFUL CHEMICALS.
THE MICHIGAN-BASED ECOLOGY CENTER CONDUCTED THE STUDY, ALONG
WITH THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE AND
GROUPS IN EIGHT OTHER STATES.
THE CONSUMER ACTION GUIDE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS IN TOYS IS BEING
POSTED ON THE NET AT WWW.HEALTHYTOYS.ORG
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