Principle Chinese export

Environmental contaminants

Some of those environmentally friendly reusable shopping bags contain lead. Huh, I wonder where they make those bags. Oh, I see:

“Reusable bags, mostly made in China, account for about 10 percent to 15 percent of the U.S. market of grocery bags. Wegmans’ Chinese-made ‘green pea’ and ‘holiday 2009’ bags had lead levels seven to eight times higher than allowed under New York state packaging regulations.” — Shoppers shrug off fears about toxic reusable bags

Well, no kidding. Everything made in China is contaminated with lead, except actual industrial lead, which is contaminated with thorium.