Center for Environmental Health wants to

Remove lead from purses, belts, and shoes

Three major national chain retailers were recently caught selling lead-tainted purses, belts, and shoes.

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Rocky Beach

The scariest sentence is "Lead is a cumulative burden — we tend to store it very well," said Dr. Bruce Lanphear...

Fashion at a Very High Price

Deborah Blum writes about chemicals and the environment. From cheerful red handbags to festive green belts, colored accessories are often mandatory for the style-conscious during the holiday season. But what many fashionistas don’t know is that many of these products may be tainted with high levels of lead — and the brighter and shinier they…Read More
Rocky Beach

"Exposure of pregnant women to high levels of lead can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature birth and low birth weight, as well as…Read More

WHO lists lead among 10 most dangerous chemicals

Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the earth’s crust. Its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many parts of the world. Important sources of environmental contamination include; mining, smelting, manufacturing and recycling activities and,…Read More
Center for Environmental Health

Lead is a stunningly toxic chemical, and can harm parents as well as children. Learn which fashion companies to watch out for if you want…Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Lead in Clothing: Who Uses It, How to Detect It, How To Avoid It

You may recall that, just last week, we learned that mass hipster retailer Urban Outfitters openly lists highly toxic metal lead in some of their accessories and other products. As horrifying as that may sound, apparently it’s more commonplace than we’d all like to think. Caroline Cox, a head researcher at the Center for Environmental Health…Read More
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