Thursday, January 15, 2009

Words cannot express...

Words CANNOT express how angry I am at this moment! I have spent over an hour with m husband at an XRF gun (an x-ray gun that tells you what elements-especially lead-are in an item) that was designed specifically to look at the amount of lead found in toys, materials, etc. Of course everything my husband (a Chemistry major who has said no less than 100 times that there is not lead in fabric because the dyes used in fabric are VERY different than those used in paints and plastics) tested came back with minimal amounts of lead (less than 300 parts per million). What an excruciating waste of time jus to cover my butt from the CPSIA! Fabric (even dyed fabric) inherentally DOES NOT contain lead! I would like to see someone send me a piece of fabric that has lead. It makes sense for this law to check itms that have metal components but if everthing is fabric or plastic WHY does it need to be tested? What a waste of time and money. Please write your senators and representatives! For more inforation on CPSIA please read some of my older posts.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

This may really help though! I, for one, am glad you took the time to check on this. At least it eases your peace of mind if nothing else though I can understand what a huge frustration it must have been. I appreciate you sharing this.

Blessed Momma to 4 said...

Thank you for sharing this. I am no Chemistry major, but I've worked as a Nurse and been through the necessary college courses...and I've been searching for something, anything, that says fabric doesn't have lead...all I've foudn so far was a few recalls b/c of a zipper that had lead on it. BIG SIGH - you have not wasted your time. This too shall pass. Thank you for all your efforts.

Hope