Toxic metals found in cartoon drinking glasses - Health - Kids and parenting - msnbc.com LOS ANGELES — Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" exceed federal limits for lead in children's products by up to 1,000 times, according to laboratory testing commissioned by The Associated Press. The decorative enamel on the superhero and Oz sets — made in China and purchased at a Warner Brothers Studios store in Burbank — contained between 16 percent and 30.2 percent lead. The federal limit on children's products is 0.03 percent. Among the brands on those glasses: Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Burger King and McDonald's. In addition to the seven contaminated Oz and superhero glasses, 10 others raised concern over longer-term contact — two for both lead and cadmium, five for lead only and three for cadmium only. According to widely used computer modeling, the contamination that came off three of the glasses could measurably increase a child's blood lead level. US Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored an event that instructed US firms how to outsource jobs to China alongside the "Chinese" branch of the American Chamber of Commerce, AmCham. US Chamber of Commerce lobbyist moderated panel on outsourcing American jobs: report | Raw Story The country's largest business lobby has pledged to spend $75 million in this year's elections. That's on top of a lobbying effort that already has cost the organization nearly $190 million since Barack Obama became president in January 2009. The chamber has been a visible player in congressional debates, fighting Obama administration initiatives on health care, energy policy and some financial regulations. It has weighed in on Senate contests, spending more than $4 million so far in Massachusetts, Arkansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio. It has endorsed Republican Senate candidates in Florida, California and Missouri. It plans another wave of ads around Labor Day. Chamber of Commerce pledges $75 million to influence elections Funny how these things work. It's almost kind of "circular". The COC gets money from "unknown" sources. That money goes to a certain political party. China ends up benefiting.