SB 2860 (Hunter), which amends the Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, will be voted on by the Illinois Senate as early as Wednesday, November 19.

This legislation would better protect Illinois’ children from lead by requiring that manufacturers include lead warning statements for painted toys, jewelry and children’s products intended to facilitate the feeding, sleeping or relaxation of children under six that that contain excess levels of lead.

The bill requires the warning when the amount of lead is higher than the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested highest level of 40 parts per million (ppm) but lower than the level allowed under the new federal law (currently 600 ppm, but drops to a low of 90 ppm).

SB 2860 allows parents to avoid products with any detectable lead, even if it is below the federal limit.

Contact your Senator and urge him/her to vote Yes on SB 2860!

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