"Health Canada Slow To Act on Lead-Filled Children's Jewelry"

"OTTAWA — Canadian children were exposed to jewelry containing 100 per cent lead for over a year because Health Canada failed to alert parents of the potentially deadly risk, Canwest News Service has learned.

Three of the four items, of which Health Canada warned parents on Friday to immediately take away from their children, contained the highest levels found by scientists in the government's product safety laboratory since they began conducting regular tests in 2005."

Sarah Schmidt reports for Canwest News Service January 18, 2010.

Source: Canwest, 01/19/2010