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by Alliance Environmental · February 13, 2009

New law passed on Tuesday prohibiting retailers to sell children’s toys that contain dangerous level

We are all aware of the dangers of lead based paint especially for children under the age of six whose bodies are still developing. This is why in 1978 lead was banned for residential use by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Tuesday February 11th Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was passed and many retailers are forced to yank many of their children’s products off their shelves. The new Act states that the limit for lead paint must be 90 parts per million as opposed to the 600 parts per million that was previously regulated in all children’s toys and clothing.

There is a reason for such drastic measures lead is harmful for children and there are still dangerous toys on the shelves. This is exactly why many homeowners must be cautious when they are conducting home remodeling. If you have any indication that your home has lead based paint please have it tested to ensure that your home is safe from any harmful materials.

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