The good old days – 1 –

A Suffolk engineering company must pay £80,000 a year to bury sand used for casting moulds in a landfill site as toxic waste, even though, under another directive the same sand is considered safe enough to be put into children’s sandpits. New guidelines implementing EC waste directives mean his sand no longer meets safety limits for arsenic. Tests show that it is only present in minute quantities, 7 parts per million. The EC toy directive allows 25 parts per million in sand used for children’s play. (Sunday Telegraph 26/7/98)
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Safety photos and a few safety jokes – Original jokes are copyright

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