Do Just One Thing for July 14, 2017

Being cautious about lead exposure in your home is even more important when you have small children. Beyond lead paint, there are many common items that may contain high levels of lead. According to the Mayo Clinic, parents should be cautious about giving their children candy from foreign countries; some foil wrappers still have traces of lead. And if you hunt for your own game, be aware that wild meat like venison may contain lead; bullets are often made with lead, and lead particles can end up in the meat. Any glazed pottery, especially terra cotta style, should be avoided; these pieces are often marked “for decorative purpose only” for a reason, since the glaze often contains lead.

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