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Throughout Wisconsin, the primary cause of lead poisoning
is lead-based paint in poor condition. However, lead is sometimes
consumer products and poses a risk to young children and adults. If
you have these products, we recommend that you stop using the product and
either dispose of it or return it to the store for a refund. You can
obtain more information about lead poisoning,
and can contact your local
health department about blood lead testing.
Toys and Other Products for Children
The U. S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission has a
searchable database on toys and other children's products (Exit DHS) that were
found to contain unsafe levels of lead.
Sindoor Contains Lead -
A product called "SINDOOR," often added to food as a food
coloring. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert on
Dec. 17, 2007, warning consumers not to use the Swad brand sindoor product
because testing conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health
indicated this product contained very high levels of lead, sometimes as
high as 87%.
Toxic Treats (poster in
or en Español) -
California and U.S. health officials have detected dangerous levels of
lead in 112 distinct brands of candy – most of them made in Mexico. One
in four candy and wrapper samples have come up high since 1993, records
Chronicle: Christmas lights pose lead threat A Cornell
University article discussing the results of study done on Christmas
light sets. [November 24, 2008]
Facts About Lead in Porcelain
and Ceramic Glazes (PDF, 215 KB) Tips from the Vermont Housing & Conservation
Board to follow when using porcelain and ceramic glazed products.
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