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Congress amended the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) to include library books as those items we do not have to test for lead. Any book made before the law was passed will be exempt from testing. This makes a lot of libraries happy as they
can now continue slowly poisoning their patrons with lead-painted books without being hassled by The Man don't have to test their entire collections.
"I think this is a long time coming," said Jessica McGilvray, assistant director for the American Library Association's Office of Government Relations. "I'm thrilled to see they finally did this," she said. [LibraryJournal]
That was a PROBLEM?! I have been around library books all my life, and just now I learn that they may or may not have lead paint in them. I eat those books! I feed those books to children! Snack time will be ruined forever, all thanks to some goody-goodies that can't stand a little lead in their diet. This is going to kill our metal-agriculture market, as laid out by the 2008 documentry Tropic Thunder: