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Lead in Toys - Monitoring Safety

Exposure Risks

Children can be exposed to lead in a variety of ways, most commonly through lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust, but also through plastic and metals. Because of these dangers, children can be exposed to lead through their toys.

There are organizations that help monitor the safety of children's toys.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers the latest, up-to-date information on toy recalls. Please visit their website or call 1-800-638-2772.

HealthyStuff.org provides information on toy safety and a rating system for toys based on the levels of lead and other harmful chemicals they may contain.

MHD has also created a fact sheet on the dangers of lead poisoning associated with toys and how to keep your children safe.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2015