Monday, September 12, 2005

Center for Environmental Health: Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

As if we didn't have enough to worry about! Center for Environmental Health: Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

Nick rotates among several lunch boxes. One is a hard plastic one that looks like a miniature cooler. It's too big to fit comfortably in his backpack but he likes it, and carries it some days. The other three are all soft vinyl, like the ones listed here, though only one (I think) is really intended for kids. Still, I assume adult vinyl lunch boxes (I'm thinking of one I got as a freebie the last time I joined our local NPR affiliate) are just as bad.

Sigh. Paper bags are looking better and better.

3 comments:

Roxanne said...

S actually had the Power Rangers lunchbox, so (much to his dismay) it was thrown in the trash this morning. Thanks for the information! R

Libby said...

Sorry, Roxanne. And you know I'm generally not one of those hyper-vigilant parents (some would say I'm too lax...) So I checked this one out before posting it. Sigh.

Regina said...

Ugh....paper bags are the way to go....