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Even a Little Lead Exposure Not a Good Thing for Kids' Test Scores

kids who ingest even small amounts of lead do worse later on in school tests than kids who stick to a strict lead-free diet. Credit: Getty Images
Let this be lesson to you, kids. Stop eating all those lead-based snacks.
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Eat lead? Not such a good idea if your plans include college (and life).

Toxic Metal Found in Kids' Jewelry

Chemistry professor Jeff Weidenhamer found high levels of a toxic metal in this "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" charm. Credit: Tony Dejak, AP
First it was lead. Now authorities are alarmed about the amount of another toxic metal, cadmium, found...

Product Recall: Toy Military Figurine

Jide Trading has recalled its military figures. Credit: CPSC
Look out for your little G.I. Joe wannabes: The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Jide Trading have announced a voluntary recall of Jide's military figures. The toy's surfa...

Target Faces Fines for Lead Toy Sales

Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
It's hard to believe the frenzy that sent parents shuffling through their kids' toy bins in search of playthings covered in lead-based paint was two years ago. The massive recalls that prompted a ti...

New Law May Eviscerate Libraries

What if you walked into your local public library and there were no books for kids? Or, worse yet, what if your children simply weren't allowed in the library? I don't know about you, but the public library was an integral part of my childhood. We're...

Newport Cribs and Furniture - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 3,000 Newport rubbed black 4-in-1 cribs and matching furniture pieces. The red paint under the black finish paint exceeds the federal lead limits. The manufacturer has rece...

Toy Drums - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 2,800 Calypso Steel Drums made by Woodstock Percussion Inc., of Shokan, New York. The toy drums contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard....

Toy Army Figures - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 5,400 Army Figures due to high levels of lead in the paint on their little plastic faces. The figures were made in China for OKK Trading of Los Angeles and sold at dolla...

Mini-Televisor toys - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 2,100 "Mini-Televisor" Toys due to excessive levels of lead in the surface coating on the toy television. The recall involves a plastic TV toy with a battery-powered mic...

Claire's metal necklaces - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 67,000 Best Friends Yin Yang Necklace Sets due to high levels of lead in the paint. The necklaces were made in China and sold at Claire's stores nationwide from April 2007 ...

Casper Halloween figurines - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 14,000 Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Mini-Figurines because they have been found to contain high levels of lead in the paint. The recalled Casper the Friendly Ghost m...

Necklaces, CD and MP3 Players - Product Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 12,000 Children's Ball and Heart Necklaces and Portable CD and MP3 Players due to excessive levels of lead in the paint. The recall involves three different items: a Ball ...

Toy police cars - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 3,000 Toy Police Cars. The red paint on the cars contains excessive levels of lead, which is hazardous to the health of children and in violation of the federal lead paint ...

Harry Potter bookends - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 36,000 Harry Potter Bookends. The paint on the bookends contains excessive levels of lead, which can be hazardous to the health of children. The bookends were made in Hong ...

Bonne Bell Children's Cosmetics Accessory Bags - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 945,000 Bonne Bell Children's Cosmetics Accessory Bags. The metal clasps on the handle of the bags contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adv...

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