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Resource ID: #22794
Subject: Children
Source: WMAR-TV (Baltimore)
Date: 2006-12-05



In March of 2006, 4-year-old Jarnell Brown died after swallowing an item of lead jewelry made for children. Two years after its initial investigations into the dangers of lead in children's jewelry, the WMAR-TV team mobilized once again, its new reports on the harmful effects of lead poisoning in young children compelled both the city and federal governments to take action. In the wake of these investigations, Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Barack Obama (D-IL) are planning to introduce legislation to ban lead in children's products.

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