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Comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on a Petition Requesting a Ban on Lead Toy Jewelry

The well-documented effects of lead toxicity are often acute, severe, and irreversible. Because not all sources can be easily eliminated and because no safe exposure threshold has been established for lead, it is imperative that we eliminate as many avoidable sources as possible. There is simply no reason for continued use of this chemical in paints or plastics, especially those used in products designed for children.