Banned books of an unusual sort

This week's Trivia Tuesday post is a bit of an odd one.

As most of you guys know, two particular interests of mine are children's literature and classics, both modern or otherwise, but did you know that combining the two can sometimes be a dangerous practice?

As it turns out older children's books were sometimes printed with traces of lead and because of this the United States congress passed a law in 2008 that prohibited the lending and selling of children's books published before 1985 unless they had been tested for dangerous substances.

I'm pretty sure this is a law that isn't often abided by...but in any case, I wouldn't recommend licking your vintage books anytime soon.