Sunday, December 12, 2010

Super Scary

That faux leather bag may be vegan and all, but just make sure it's not poisoning you with high levels of lead. Yikes!

Here are a couple articles to read on the topic:

Your Purse May Be Contaminated with Toxic Metal

Faux Handbags Carry Real Lead Hazard

And a News Report:


  1. Oy Vey!!! Has anyone purchased or used a lead testing kit? How else can we know? Finding my cheap purse from Target brought me so much joy. Now I have to throw it away?! Ugh, what a world we live in :(

  2. Just wanted to update my comment above and let you all know that I ordered a home lead test kit (the one most highly recommended by consumer reports) and just tested my two inexpensive Target purses that have been tucked away for the past couple of weeks and turns out there was no lead content in either one!!! Yay! Of course this doesn't mean that it's not still an issue to be aware of, but it's worth testing something before throwing it out if it's special to you. Just my 2 cents.