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Environmental Groups Accuse Disneyland of Having Unsafe Lead Levels

Updated on October 19, 2011

Three different environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming that they have uncovered evidence of high levels of lead found throughout Disneyland in Anaheim, Ca. The groups say to have allegedly found the unsafe levels of lead on brass railings and surfaces (like the sword and the stone, which many guests take pictures with), stained glass windows, and on drinking fountains by using their own self test kits. The groups say this is dangerous for the kids that come through the park because they touch the surfaces exposing themselves to lead, which can cause various health problems. Now that they have filed a suit the groups are seeking a court injunction in hopes to get Disney to cover up these surfaces or post signs, warning guests of the unsafe lead levels.

In 1986, Propostion 65 went through, which required establishments to place warnings about the existence of any chemicals that are known to cause cancer, a birth defect or any other reproductive damage. Well in following this propostion, there are already many of these signs around the resort.

Disneyland has said that they are in compliance to the State of California and there is nothing to worry about. Many park guests were interviewed by L.A. news teams, and it didn't seem to bother them. They feel that this is going to the extreme.

So what do you think? Do you think these 3 groups have the right to file a law suit against Disney by performing non scientific tests? Or is this being taken to the extreme and just completely unnecessary? Give me your feed back I would love to "hear" your opinion.


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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      If there are warning signs, it seems like they know that there is a problem. In a place that is so attractive to children, placing a warning sign is not enough. They need to get the lead out!