Environmental Group Accuses Disneyland of Unsafe Lead Levels

An environmental group will seek a court injunction Tuesday to require Disneyland to cover or post health warnings about windows, rail chains, door knobs and drinking water fountains the group claims could expose children to unsafe lead levels, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation alleges excessive levels of lead can be found in commonly touched objects at the Anaheim, Calif., park, including the Sword in Stone attraction, brass door knobs at Minnie's House and stained-glass windows in a door at the entrance to a beauty salon in Cinderella's Castle.

"We are asking the court to force Disney to take steps that should have been taken when we first told them that children at Disneyland are in danger of illegal lead exposures," Mateel President William Verick said in a statement.

Disney spokeswoman Suzi Browntold the Times, "We have not seen the papers that we are told are being filed, so we cannot comment specifically. However, we believe that Disneyland Resort is in full compliance with the signage requirements" of state law.

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