A year ago we found out that “Dozens of leaded-glass windows and brass rail chains, door knobs and drinking water fountains at some of Disneyland’s most popular attractions expose children to high levels of lead, according to an environmental group seeking a court injunction Tuesday to require the amusement park to cover the items or post health warnings,” according to the L.A. Times.
The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation filed the lawsuit against Disney. You can read their full report here. It is pretty shocking.
“The lawsuit alleged that various locations in Disneyland and California Adventure contain leaded brass, including hand rails, chains and line dividers, and various items that children are encouraged to play with (such as the Sword in the Stone attraction). It appeared to some that it was filed in part because the target company caters to children and the alleged exposure to lead occurred in the ultimate destination for families and children—Disneyland,” according to Lexology.
Disney denied everything, of course. Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the L.A. Times that “We have not seen the papers that we are told are being filed, so we cannot comment specifically. However, we believe that Disneyland Resort is in full compliance with the signage requirements” of state law.
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