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Archive for the ‘Lead Poisoning’ Category

Foreign Jewelry Poses Risk of Lead Poisoning in Children
Saturday, March 5th, 2011

In a recent article, researchers revealed that a 1-year-old boy living in New York City had a rapid increase in blood lead levels that was traced to a Cambodian amulet made from knotted string and metallic beads that the child has been wearing since 3 months of age. The article highlighted the risk of foreign-made […]

Toy Safety – It’s Not Just About Choking Anymore
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

For kids, Christmas typically means one thing: more toys.   It goes without saying that when devising a toy wish list, kids don’t pay much attention to potential safety risks.  However, studies show these risks are very real and shouldn’t be taken lightly.  Parents might be surprised to learn that the focus among toy safety experts […]

High Levels of Lead Found in Children’s Toys
Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Late last month, the Center for Environmental Health independently tested 250 popular children's products, and found that the following seven had high levels of lead: Dora the Explorer Activity Tote found at TJ Maxx Faded Glory Rebecca shoes from Wal-Mart Paula fuschia-colored open-toed shoes sold at Sears Reversible Croco belt from Target Barbie bike-flair accessory […]

Even Low Levels of Lead Cause Problems in Children
Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Reports on new study showing that even lower levels of lead exposure than originally thought can harm children.

Lead Poisoning Concerns Lead to Warning Against Eating Certain Imported Dried Plums
Friday, October 9th, 2009

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services warned consumers not to eat certain imported dried plums, as well as products containing imported dried plums, because they have elevated levels of lead. Most of the products typically are sold as salted or candied treats in Asian and Hispanic markets, but also are available […]

Tainted Car Seats Cause Lead Poisoning in Children
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Discusses finding that lead from parents’ workplace tainted car seats and caused poisoning in children.

Watch Out for Toxic Toys
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Discusses a recent report showing that many children’s toys such girl’s jewelry contain harmful levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, bromine, cadmium and other dangerous chemicals