Monday, January 28, 2008

Go Green in 2008 ~ Lead Off

This is probably the most succinct article I have ever come across about the danger of lead, the wide range of products that should be avoided, and how to minimize exposure.

1 comment:

Junie Moon said...

I'm so glad you posted the link to the lead article as I have a little story to share about the hidden lead in products being sold today.

After Christmas, Lillian Vernon was having a huge clearance sale and I thought I'd get a set of mixing bowls for a gift for next Christmas. So, I ordered them and they arrived completely smashed to bits which irritated me no end. But it turned out to be a blessing because it showed me what they were made of and then I discovered a small piece of paper in the box stating that they contained lead. There was no such description in the online cataglog about this product containing lead. The mixing bowls were made in China. The very term "mixing bowls" implies that you actually use them for cooking in the kitchen. I would have given a gift of poison which appalls me. So, it was a lesson learned but thankfully at a small financial expenditure.