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E-M:/ RE: / lead in Christmas lights??

Enviro-Mich message from "Pamela Howd" <howdp@michigan.gov>

 In the warning section on a package of newly purchased indoor/outdoor
lights I found the following wording;

"Prop 65 Warning:  Handling the coated electrical wires of this product
exposes you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to
cause cancer,  birth defects and other reproductive harm.  Wash hands
after use."  

>>> "Trigger, Grant R." <GTrigger@honigman.com> 12/13/2004 2:13:37 PM
It probably the paint and certain colors will likely have more than


From: owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net 
[mailto:owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net] On Behalf Of Rita Jack
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 2:03 PM
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net 
Subject: E-M:/ lead in Christmas lights??

Hi Michigan,


Am I the only dodo in the world who didn't know there's lead in
Christmas tree lights, something to do with the wiring?  Can anyone
provide an explanation as to why we need lead in something that
are exposed to every Christmas??  Because of a law in California that
requires it, there's actually a warning on the package, telling me to
wash my hands after handling the lights.  Astounding!



Yes, fool that I am, I bought them anyway.  I'm still trying to figure
out why.






Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project Director

Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club

tel:  517-484-2372




"Speak out - even if your voice shakes."




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