Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Get The Lead Out

Does God hate kids because so many of them care more about Santa Claus than Jesus at this time of year?

From Christmas Lights May Pose Lead Hazard by Emily Sohn:

December is a festive month, but the holiday season is also full of hazards. Falling on the ice, frostbite, overeating, and now this: According to a new study, many types of Christmas lights contain dangerously high levels of lead.

Lead is a toxic metal that can disrupt brain development, especially in kids, causing learning disabilities, aggressive behavior, loss of IQ points, and more. The new study didn't directly link Christmas lights to these problems, but researchers found enough lead on the cords of lights to cause concern.

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