"Rachel Merrill, mother of three, was holding innocuous-seeming contraband
in her hand at an Arlington Goodwill store earlier this month: a 1971
edition of "Little House on the Prairie." This copy of the children's
classic had just become illegal to resell because of concerns that some old
books contain lead in their ink. "
It's for the children.
I bought that book for my young daughter. She, during the years, has read
it many times. Her daughter has also read it many times and soon, her son or
daughter will probably read it many times also.
Please don't give this or any other book or toy to used
sellers, or charities. As I understand it, all used toys and
books have to be tested for lead. Just give them to other
families, skip the used stores.
If I'm mistaykin, please kirrekt me.
Right. It's the EATING of the lead, not the PRESENCE of the lead that's the
problem. If the regulators dealt directly with the symptom, libraries could
fashion some icky-tasting coating that would have to be cheaper than the
destructive, $700 test for lead content.
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