Bad news for tweens everywhere! Yesterday, the Center for Environmental Health reported that high levels of lead were found in a series of Hannah Montana products on sale at Wal-Mart, Target and Toys “R” Us.
Paint from five of the twenty eight products tested — including a Girls Rock Backpack and a Secret Star wallet — had lead contents of 1,800 parts per million to 8,300 parts per million. What does that mean in English? Well let’s just say the federal standard for lead in paint is 600 ppm. EEK!
The good news is that Disney is still getting rich. The bad news is that high levels of lead can impair children’s learning ability and cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity.
So grab that neurologically important tween in your life and ransack their Hannah Montana Secret Star wallet. Because let’s be honest, the only secret in that wallet is the plastic poison it’s wrapped in. Pinky swear!
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