For example, for a cancer causing chemical, according to the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, “a person exposed to the chemical at the ‘no significant risk level’ for 70 years would not have more than a ‘one in 100,000’ chance of developing cancer as a result of that exposure.” So, if there would be more than one excess case of cancer out of 100,000 people over a period of 70 years because of exposure to that amount of the substance, slap on that label.It’s not just computing equipment.The consequences for violating Proposition 65 can be pretty fierce. One Los Angeles company had to pay a $10 million fine for failing to label lead tainted lunch boxes (they sold 100,000 of them to the state health department), the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this year.Still, does that mean I have to wash my hands every time I touch the cord? Mark Williams, spokesperson for M Audio, says, “No! My gosh, no!”In general, he says, electronics products carry this label because of the materials used in circuit boards, such as lead, for example. It’s not like there’s pesticide sprayed on the surface, he says.In fact, according to the company’s official statement on the issue, a device with a lead warning might not have any lead at all:Even in situations where an electronics device is completely free of lead, there is always a chance that standard third party manufactured accessories packaged with the device (such as a power cable, USB cable, or power supply) may contain trace amounts of lead.
The plant on her window sill? It had never flowered and Emma didn’t really like it and often forgot to water it. Geraldine, who was also in the secret Santa club, had given it to her so that was a danger, but maybe Emma could disguise the plant. She could cover the pot with tin foil or tie a bow around it or both.
However, the top was great to use as a changing table. The bathinette had a shelf below the tub for holding supplies. The pink cloth at the left edge of the picture was a diaper holder that Mom Harrell made for my baby shower. Dinner was at the nearly empty Blue Zone Jazz where we split a delicious thin crust pizza with Italian ham and mushroom, with a glass of red wine. Next door was my favorite pub yet: dim but not dark Dick Mack formerly a leather shoe shop by day and pub by night. There we met an anthropology student from Pittsburg who strangely acquired an Irish accent during his time abroad, as well as two men who grew up in Dingle Town but now work in larger cities.