Lead Paint: As Seen in the NYT

Welcome New York Times readers. If I sound like a paranoid dad testing all of my daughter’s toys for lead, well, that’s because I am. Here is a lead test tutorial if you’ve never done one before. One caveat: Consumers Union is testing test kits to see how effective they are; results should be out this year.

For my regular non-NYT readers, here are a few recent articles of interest:

  1. Recalls make toy shopping a source of anxiety (See Greg of DaddyTypes do his best Ralphie impression at a toy store window — and there’s a news story underneath it, too.)
  2. Some parents test toys at home (brief, but worth it if you’ve wondered about my bland name)
  3. A boon for lead-testing companies
  4. In a contaminated world, play isn’t the only hazard

Headlines from the past week:

  1. Wakeup call: safety agency faces scrutiny amid changes (no-reg mirror)
  2. Why lead in toy paint? It’s cheaper
  3. In Europe, some toy makers shun the China label (no-reg mirror)
  4. Testing for lead around the house
  5. An apology In China from Mattel


One Response to “Lead Paint: As Seen in the NYT”

  1. AW says:

    I don’t think this is being overdone, and I do think this is just the tip of the iceberg for these recalls.

    I now go to http://www.leadtoyrecalls.com every few days and make sure I’m up to date.

    September 29th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

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