Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sham Lead Paint Rules Allow Sales of Lead-Soaked Fake Halloween Teeth

Think of the millions of dollars being spent in Milwaukee and other cities to get lead paint out of homes, or the millions or billions spent to remove lead from gasoline.

Yet the outrages continue over lead contained in or painted onto children's toys, not just because of unscrupulous manufacturers in China and their colluding, profit-driven US importing partners, but because the US has allowable levels of lead in these products and looks the other way on import inspections.

This is the latest disgusting example - - 100 times the allowable (that should read "criminal") level of lead in fake Halloween teeth, a product designed to be put in people's mouths.


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