Progress seen toward a lead-free Halloween

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Progress seen toward a lead-free Halloween

Mansfield News Journal – In 2007, more than one in seven Halloween and holiday products purchased in Ohio and tested by Ashland University Professor Jeff Weidenhamer contained dangerous levels of lead contamination.

Weidenhamer joined U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, at a news conference in Cleveland this morning to announce that none of the Halloween toys, costumes and other products tested this year contained unacceptable levels of lead…

“Thanks to a new law, and tough safety standards for children’s toys, parents can be confident that toys and costumes are indeed safer for our children,” he said.

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