[Sqg-program] Holiday Lights and Christmas Trees May Contain Lead

Perrigan, Glen Glen.Perrigan at dep.state.fl.us
Mon Nov 27 15:53:24 EST 2006

If you've been shopping for holiday lights this season, you may have noticed
a warning label on some of them stating that they may contain lead.

The warning is required by the State of California's Proposition 65. This law
requires a warning label on any product containing a substance known to cause
cancer or birth defects that is sold in California. Lead is listed as a
carcinogen, but it's more widely associated with neurological damage. The
labels began appearing on holiday lights, as well as on electronic equipment
and cords on other consumer products such as hairdryers, after a number of
lawsuits were filed by an environmental advocacy organization in California.

More information can be found at Children's Health Environmental Coalition


Glen Perrigan
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Hazardous Waste Management Section
2600 Blair Stone Road  MS-4555
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
850-245-8749 Fax:  850-412-0528
E-mail: glen.perrigan at dep.state.fl.us  Website: www.dep.state.fl.us/waste


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communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public
records available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail is
communications and may therefore be subject to public disclosure.



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