"Vigilant Mom Helps Sniff Out Lead"

Posted on November 15, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

“Vigilant Mom Helps Sniff Out Lead”  – “Mother knows best, even when it comes to lead contamination. Multiple children’s products — including backpacks, rain ponchos and vinyl lunchboxes — tested positive for high levels of lead after a Santa Clarita mother found evidence of contamination using a home test swab, a nonprofit health organization said Tuesday. The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health found high traces of lead in a Disney-licensed “High School Musical” backpack and a Coleman youth rain poncho sent in by Meredith Stacy, who discovered traces of contamination using an over-the-counter lead test kit. The backpack contained 13,000 parts per million of lead, more than 21 times the legal limit for lead in paint, according to the center. … The center tested additional vinyl backpacks decorated with Thomas and Friends, Dora the Explorer and Chococat designs. All tested positive for high lead levels. None of the items have been recalled, the center said.”

Theo Milonopoulos reports for the Los Angeles Times Nov. 14, 2007.

Read it here: http://www.latimes.com/business/printedition/la-fi-lead14nov14,1,6495277.story 

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