Getting the Lead Out Kills Small Businesses, Doesn't Save Children

Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): H. Sterling Burnett; Michael Hand

Research Area: Environment

Keywords: Lead

Type: Brief


Products intended for use by children may not contain lead amounts greater than 100 parts per million (ppm) starting in 2011. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has ordered manufacturers, distributors and retailers to reduce the lead content of children's products from the current standard of 600 ppm.