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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bunny Business

Some Easter trinkets test high for lead in small study

If you're the Easter-trinket-buying type, beware: some pastel gewgaws may have high levels of lead, according to testing done by students at Ohio's Ashland University. Of 45 Easter-themed spinning tops, hair clips, sippy cups, and plastic eggs purchased at the fun-to-say Hobby Lobby, 13 exceeded the federal standards for lead in paint. But that shouldn't mean an end to all your Easter fun -- Peeps are 100 percent lead-free!

sources: Associated Press via Grist

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