Lead in toys and other sources can cause significant developmental problems in children.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:
- Using caution with toys that are made of metal and plastic.
- Being leery of imported toys, toy jewelry and antique toys.
- Signing up for Consumer Product Safety Commission recall alerts to notify you if a toy is found to contain lead.
- Removing any toy that you suspect may contain lead.
- Talking to a pediatrician about having your child’s blood tested for lead, if you suspect exposure.
- Making sure that if your child plays with toy jewelry, she does not put it in her mouth.