Disneyland sued over lead exposure

In April, the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation filed a lawsuit against Disney in Orange County court claiming their Disneyland park in Anaheim, California exposes visitors and staff to excessive amounts of lead.

Last week, the foundation filed an injunction to require Disneyland to put up signs that warn visitors of lead exposure and to cover certain surfaces with high levels of lead.

The lawsuit lists objects found to have dangerous levels of lead including brass door knobs at Minnie Mouse’s house, objects in the Sword in the Stone area of the park, and a stained-glass window in a door at Cinderella’s Castle.

The frequently touched objects listed in the lawsuit were found to exceed an average lead exposure of .5 micrograms per day. ¬†Lead is included in California’s Proposition 65 which requires products with chemicals that can cause birth defects, reproductive problems, and cancer to be labeled appropriately.

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