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September 20, 2007

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Dan

My understanding from a friend who has written about this is that lead-based paint is still used because it's cheaper than the alternatives; of course, that means cheaper in the short run.

A couple of pieces from the friend talking about this:

"The Little Engine That Could Poison"

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/22/opinion/22warren.html?_r=1&ei=5070&en=220bd44d8e4eb9ff&ex=1189310400&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin

"Poison Me Elmo"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/12/AR2007081200812.html

Anthony

Also beware of:

The Latvian "Pornographic Etch-A-Sketch": no matter what you think you're drawing, it always ends up as a nude study of either Rosie O'Donnell or Rod Stewart.

The Myanamar "Easy Bake Plutonium Oven": tends to overcook both the cupcakes and 9/10s of the neighborhood!

The Former Soviet Sattelite But Now Open To The Highest Bid Bio Lab "My Little Lethal Viral Strain Pony": Oh no, there goes Tokyo...And Beijing, LA, DC, Moscow and Bombay as well.

Radio Matthew

China's actually come up with a way to ease our fears about toy imports: They are going to start making toys in both leaded and unleaded versions, until we face a shortage and are forced to create hybrid toys.

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