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

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I bought some as well. Perhaps we both did so because there was no lead-free alternative?
Wil Cwikiel, Program Director
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
426 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI  49770
Phone: (231) 347-1181 ext. 115
FAX: (231) 347-5928
e-mail: wil@watershedcouncil.org
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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??
Importance: Low

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 children 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




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