More Lead in Toy News

Today, MSNBC is reporting that 35% of the toys still on the shelf that have higher than acceptable amounts of lead and other dangerous chemicals. That means more than 1 in 3 toys has unacceptable amounts of lead. What are you doing regarding lead toys in your home. My children are older and I haven’t worried about it too much as their toys don’t often end up in their mouths. I do wonder about the possibility of the lead out of these toys getting into the environment. I mean, wasn’t that one of the big problems with lead paint? It chipped and the lead got into the air and ground and carpet?
One point made in the article was that the lead is not always in an ‘accessible’ form. I guess that means it is so bound in the materials that it won’t leech out? So many questions, but are there any answers?

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