CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports this morning that poker chips contain a harmful amount of lead. I copied this from this morning's Kansas City Star.
National business briefs: Warning issued on lead in poker chips
Lead in poker chips
Arizona health regulators issued a warning Thursday, saying Paulson brand poker chips could contain high levels of lead.
The warning about the chips â€” used in many casinos and sold at retail to gamblers â€” came a day after a Phoenix TV station broadcast a story about the potential contamination. The station had 200 of the chips tested by a private lab and said all of them exceeded the EPA limit for surface lead.
Paulsonâ€™s CEO issued a statement saying the company objected to any implication that the chips, when used as intended, posed a health hazard. He also said the chips had been reformulated to contain far less lead.