Test your toys for lead!

Just wanted to pass on a link that I found this morning. In light of all the lead scares and toy recalls of late, I’m quite concerned about the toys that we currently have (and we’ve already made the decision to boycott new toys- see my recent post).

I read a comment on another blog from someone who wished they could test for lead, so I googled it and came up with what looks like a fairly respectable site with a lead home testing kit. It’s somewhat pricey, but it’s worth it for our children’s health and also to avoid having to throw away any toy that seems as though it might possibly be made in China (which is the next step I was planning to take).

Here is the link. Check it out for yourself. Please let me know if you use it and what you think, or if you know of any other better options out there!

Edit: I’ve been doing a bit more looking around on the web, and I found a couple more sites of interest. One is The Center for Disease Control and Prevention- Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and the other is an article on Heavy Metals on the Today’s Parent website (who endorse the lead inspector test kit that I linked to above).

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