Toxic Levels of lead found in Childrens Books in Library
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on April 24, 2009 - 11:16am
A new law targeting hazardous levels of lead in a wide variety of children’s products does not exempt books. The American Library Association thinks that's unfair, telling federal regulators that kids' books don't contain lead and checking their inventory is a waste of money. The problem we found is that nobody has ever checked to see if that's true. <a href="http://www.kirotv.com/news/19252956/detail.html">KIRO Team 7 Investigators</a> grabbed an armful of used books from the children's section of Seattle's main library. Using a simple test with an easy to read result, we tested 18 books ourselves. Two samples turned pink, which means something on the book contains exposed lead.