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Old 05-05-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
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Sink cover not to be used for food

I bought 2 different sink covers from amazon both Camco brand and both have a warning label not to used with food contains lead.Why do they advertise them as cutting boards

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Old 05-05-2016, 05:15 PM   #2
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Is this it?

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Where is the warning label?
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Oddly enough the fresh water hose has the same warning but I'm still alive years later. We managed to survive a decade with lead paint in our homes so I don't take those warnings seriously.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:42 PM   #6
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I bought 2 different sink covers from amazon both Camco brand and both have a warning label not to used with food contains lead.Why do they advertise them as cutting boards
The regulations that require these kinds of warnings are absolutely absurd. They are so nonsensical that it's impossible to tell if the warning concerns a real danger or a regulatory requirement on something that is perfectly safe.

I've actually seen lead warnings on roller coasters here in Ca. Think about just how badly that ride has to malfunction before you come into contact with any lead used in it's construction (likely to be in the motors) and ask yourself if the warning serves any real purpose.

You could always call Camco and see if they could assuage your concerns; get a lab to test it. . . . . . .or you could get a butcher block cutting board.

Or you can just assume it's a CYA thing and ignore it.
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As technology gets better the warnings get more...

Years ago we could measure parts per thousand and we could not see certain things.

Then parts per million and we now saw something so fear that.

Now we can see parts per billion and smaller so new fears.

No attention paid to the dosing or amount of exposure to said find...

Something like needing to drink 10 gallons a day for 3 years or the level is same as a drop in a tank car...

If the cover is sold as food safe cutting board and also has a sticker indicating lead it is likely due to the slight possibility of some measurable portion of lead that may be there because some material used in the manufacture of the item could not be certified as "lead free" so they instead place a warning sticker on it "just in case".

So if someone took one to a lab and tested it and found 1 part per billion lead they could not go after maker due to the sticker indicating possibility of lead.

That being said...

The amount of lead present if you ground it up and made it into a stew and ate the whole thing likely would not even be digested by the body as the tiny amount is bonded to other items and likely will pass so just be sure to wash it first and do not sweat it.

More risk of being run over by a bus in a town with no streets...
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On another forum the OP stated that they were wood. I doubt lead would be in wood cutting boards. Strange labeling.....
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The California cancer warning is almost totally useless. The law requires businesses to post warnings IF anything in the building contains ANYTHING known to the State to haver EVER been suspected of causing cancer, birth defects or reproductive system harm. If any published research, ever, might has shown harm the whole product and building in which it is sold must be labled. It is called Prop 60.
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If the materials are not certified as lead free the vendor places the sticker.

Wood can have lead and many other interesting things depending on where it came from.
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A multitude of things produced in China contain lead, the seller may be CY(his)A in this case.
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Tony you said it best, John you too, you're right on.

It is pretty crazy these days with our government looking out for us.

Lead made the best darn paint. Oil based lead paint lasted beautifully on the old farm house I grew up in for 30 years before it faded, and it never peeled. No kidding. I know toys etc shouldn't have lead paint on it, but what sensible person is going to lick your house siding?

Sometimes I wonder if any awareness I had is just turning to confusion.

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I'm exposed to more lead in the golf cart batteries I deal with at work than I'd be exposed to coming in contact with everything that has that Proposition 65 warning on it.

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