Old children's books being pulled from library shelves because of lead in printer's ink
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri -- Could a vintage, dog-eared copy of "The Cat in the Hat" or "Where the Wild Things Are" be hazardous to your children? (ONLY when re-written by the zionists!)
Probably not, according to the nation's premier medical sleuths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But a new federal law banning more than minute levels of lead in most products intended for children 12 or younger -- and a federal agency's interpretation of the law -- prompted at least two libraries last month to pull children's books printed before 1986 from their shelves.
( Now let me get this right: the idiots and zionist sock puppets in the FDA can allow millions upon millions of toys covered with lead paint from Communist China to get through after how many kids died, they can allow Commie China to send us meat preserved with formaldehyde and they let those turd world POS send us bird flu and now they're worried about ink in books? Seems like a way to get rid of all the pre-86 literature so the jewish publishing houses can edit, re-write and censor at their evil will!)
Lead poisoning has been linked to irreversible learning disabilities and behavioral problems, and lead was present in printer's ink until a growing body of regulations banned it in 1986. The federal law, which took effect Feb. 10, was passed last summer after a string of recalls of toys.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission includes Acting Chairman Nancy Nord, a zionist jewess and Patricia Semple, ANOTHER zionist jewess as Executive director who has interpreted the law to include books but has neither concluded that older books could be hazardous to children nor made any recommendations to libraries about quarantining such tomes, agency chief of staff Joe Martyak said Tuesday.
Still, the agency's interpretation itself has been labeled alarmist by some librarians.
"We're talking about tens of millions of copies of children's books that are perfectly safe. I wish a reasonable, rational person would just say, 'This is stupid. What are we doing?'" said Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association's Washington office.
A CPSC spokesman told The Associated Press in a recent interview that until more testing is done, the nation's more than 116,000 public and school libraries should take steps to ensure that children are kept away from books printed before 1986. ( Ironically, the fabled and mythical lie known the holocaust wasn't widely publicized unbtil 1986! I wonder how many NEW versions of the holohoax our kids will read about now??)
After the spokesman's comments appeared Tuesday in an AP story, Martyak ( SURPRISE!! ANOTHER JEW!!) said the spokesman "misspoke" about the agency's stance on older books and younger children.
"We're not urging libraries to take them off the shelves," Martyak said. "It's true the CPSC is investigating whether the ink contains unsafe levels of lead in children's books printed before 1986." (Meaning how fast can we start re-writing history?)
Jay Dempsey, ( OMG! A Gentile with intellect and some gott danged common sense!) a health communications specialist at the CDC, said lead-based ink in children's books poses little danger.
"If that child were to actually start mouthing the book -- as some children put everything in their mouths -- that's where the concern would be," Dempsey said. "But on a scale of one to 10, this is like a 0.5 level of concern."
The publishing and printing industries set up a Web site for book publishers last December to post the results of studies measuring the lead in books and their components, such as ink and paper. Those results show lead levels that were often undetectable and consistently below not only the new federal threshold, but the more stringent limit that goes into effect in August 2011.
Those findings were cited in a letter from the Association of American Publishers to the CPSC.
The American Library Association said it has no estimate of how many children's books printed before 1986 are in circulation. But typically, libraries don't have many, because youngsters are hard on books, librarians said.
"Frankly, most of our books have been well-used and well-appreciated," said Rhoda Goldberg, ( JEWESS) director of the Harris County Public Library system in Houston. "They don't last 24 years."
Also, the lead is contained only in the type, not in the illustrations, according to Allan Adler (No surprise, ANOTHER filthy JEW firstname.lastname@example.org) , vice president for legal and governmental affairs for the Association of American Publishers.
Sheketoff said she heard of just two libraries that started to restrict access to children's books last month amid publicity about the new law. One roped off the children's section; the other covered children's books with a tarp. Both libraries, which she declined to identify, stopped after being contacted by the association, she said.
"Communities would have a stroke if public libraries started throwing out hundreds and hundreds of books just because they came out before a certain copyright date," said Margaret Todd, librarian for the Los Angeles County system, which has 89 branches and about 3 million children's books. Todd said she expects the commission to develop reasonable standards that protect children.
Nathan Brown, a lawyer for the library association, said libraries should not even be subject to the law. He argued that Congress never wanted to regulate books and that libraries do not sell books and thus are not subject to the consumer products law.