Wednesday, November 18, 2009

High LEAD level on Toys... BEWARE!!!

The effects of lead exposure on fetuses and young children can be severe. They include delays in physical and mental development, lower IQ levels, shortened attention spans, and increased behavioral problems. Fetuses, infants, and children are more vulnerable to lead exposure than adults since lead is more easily absorbed into growing bodies, and the tissues of small children are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. Children may have higher exposures since they are more likely to get lead dust on their hands and then put their fingers or other lead-contaminated objects into their mouths.

Holiday season is around the corner, and I am sure that some have already started their shopping for holiday gifts. Moms like me does buy toys for our little ones. I am just reminding all of us about the toys that are high in lead. They are dangerous to our kids. So before buying toys, be sure to check if it is safe for our kids to play with it.

Among those with high lead levels: a Barbie Bike Flair Accessory Kit and a Disney Tinkerbell Water Lily necklace, Dora the Explorer Activity Tote.

Please read the news here.


kikamz said...

this is something to be aware of. naku, yung kinahihiligan pa ng mga kids ang may high lead levels. korek ka mommy, dapat make sure that the toy is safe and lead free. never settle for anything that will harm our kids' health. thanks for this post.

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