This is from the EPA:
Q: How much lead is too much?
A: Federal standards initially limited the amount of lead in water to 50 parts per billion (ppb). In light of new health and exposure data, EPA has set an action level of 15 ppb
. If tests show that the level of lead in your household water is in the area of 15 ppb or higher, it is advisable - especially if there are young children in the home - to reduce the lead level in your tap water as much as possible. (EPA estimates that more than 40 million U.S. residents use water that can contain lead in excess of 15 ppb.) Note: One ppb is equal to 1.0 microgram per liter (µg/1) or 0.001 milligram per liter (mg/1).http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/lead/lead1.html
So compare that to animal parade, a whole foods children's vite:0.623 ug per day.
So a liter of water could have 15ppb or 15 ug per liter, but the children's multi has .623 ug.
I'm all for keeping our diet clean. We do not vaccinate. We eat a lot of organic foods when we can afford it. We feel better when we take our vitamins. My older son will take his children's multi, but will not take cod liver oil. So....for now we are sticking with the multi.
AND I would feel more comfortable with my vitamin on this list than not. These are the vitamins that were studied. The ones that were not studied, we just don't know how much lead is in them. I might switch from rainbow light to New Chapter next time I run out of vitamins based on this info.
I'm curious to hear what everyone else thinks.