A study has found that paint used on playground equipment contains high amounts of the toxin lead. Published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, the study recorded toxicity at up to 40 times recommended levels, posing a significant risk to young children.
Following a series of tests by scientists from Plymouth University on play equipment at 50 parks in England, expert Dr Andrew Turner said the levels of lead in the paints were "completely avoidable".
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