Friday, November 18, 2005

One more reason to hold onto Halloween... aka Sensational Journalism Alert!

Ok, here’s one more reason to not rush into the Christmas season: Christmas lights cause cancer.

The wires on Christmas lights are coated with PVC to make them flexible. That coating likely contains lead. Lead has been known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Of course, this is the same coating found on every other cord and cable (including the Halloween lights) you handle every day (Responsible journalism? Not exactly.), but why maximize the exposure by decorating for Christmas already?


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