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CDC says that lead based ink poses little danger

Stay calm, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those vintage books you have are probably not hazardous to your children. Nevertheless, a new federal law banning more than minute levels of lead in most products intended for children under the age of 12 has prompted at least two libraries to pull children’s books printed before 1986 from their shelves. Lead poisoning is a serious product liability issue and can lead to irreversible learning disabilities and behavioral problems.

To read more about the potential risk of children’s books.