…But Risks Should Be Kept In Perspective

September 2007
Child Health Alert;Sep2007, Vol. 25, p5
The article comments on a report on recalls of lead contaminated toys in the U.S., which was reported in the August 14, 2007 issue of "Associated Press. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are hundreds of thousands of U.S. children with lead poisoning, and their major source of lead was paint chips and dust in deteriorating buildings. Though lead-based paints were banned from use in housing 30 years ago, older homes continue to be a source of lead-contaminated paint chips.


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