08 Dec '11, 8am

10% of kids' products in China have excessive lead: Greenpeace

10% of kids' products in China have excessive lead: Greenpeace

Mr Joe DiGangi, a science and policy adviser for International POPs Elimination Network, a global network dedicated to eliminating persistent organic pollutants, uses an X-ray fluorescent light to test the lead content of a schoolbag bought in Wuhan, Hubei. -- PHOTO: CHINA DAILY BEIJING (ASIA NEWS NETWORK/ CHINA DAILY) - Nearly 10 per cent of children's products sold in Chinese markets contain excessive lead, a harmful heavy metal, posing a threat to their health, Greenpeace said after a recent investigation. In November, Greenpeace China bought 500 random children's products at shopping malls, supermarkets and wholesale markets in five cities - Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Hong Kong. It found that 10 per cent failed to meet the national standard of lead content, and more than 30 per cent contained five other hazardous heavy metals. These substances tested for -...

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