December 5, 2008

Lead on Xmas lights

Instead of love, it's "give lead on Christmas Day...", according to environmental analyst Joe Laqatra of Cornell College of Human Ecology.

According to his study, which is published in the December issue of the Journal of Environmental Health, lead levels in indoor/outdoor Christmas lights that they tested were all said to be above regulatory limits for equivalent areas of windowsills and floors set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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