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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Rick Woldenberg
The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world. The move was praised by consumer advocates but denounced by critics worried about job losses and shuttered businesses.
"The standard is completely unyielding, unforgiving and detached from any concept of health," said Woldenberg, whose Illinois-based company makes educational materials and learning toys.
More than 98 percent of his product tests are below 100 ppm, he said.