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Re: Re: comments on toys
After reading the exchange between Greenpeace and the CCC's Dr. Carroll on
lead/cadmium testing of PVC items I agree with Bill on part of his point but
I appluad Greenpeace for their effort at the same time. Lead and cadmium
from PVC additives and general article paints/pigments is an important public
health concern. I would LOVE to see more of the items used by children
tested for lead. I don't think very many people realized that things like
bread bags (a nonPVC item I think) are often coated with lead-containing
Any work which increases are realization of which products contain lead is
helpful Greenpeace's work on this is a valuable start. Whether the lead
comes from countries with weak or nonexistent labor/product safety standards
such as China, or if it comes from American food packagers wrongly using lead
pigments, I am glad someone took the time to check.
When one of the World's leading toy manufacturers, Disney, sees that some of
its products contain harmful lead, I believe it's in Disney's economic
interest to switch to safer materials. I will let my feelings be known to
them and they will (I hope) respond to market pressure.
So thank you Greenpeace, and I hope someone will take Bill's suggestion and
look at some nonPVC products for lead also.