Lead in Household Items

Lead can come in unanticipated forms such as in household items that one expects to be safe.

These items may include but are not limited to the following:

Lead can come in unanticipated forms such as in household items that one expects to be safe
Lead can come in unanticipated forms such as in household items that one expects to be safe
  • Painted toys, especially older toys
  • Painted furniture, especially older furniture
  • Toy jewelry
  • Cosmetics (makeup)
  • Plumbing products such as pipes and fixtures
  • Cookware, including food or liquid containers made of lead crystal, lead-glazed pottery
    or porcelain
  • Dietary supplements
  • Traditional (folk) medicines
  • Herbal remedies
  • Imported spices, including:
    • Sindoor
    • Tumeric
    • Lozeena
    • Balguti

To protect yourself and your family from lead exposure through household items, take the following steps:

  • Throw away lead-recalled toys and jewelry
  • Avoid using cosmetics that may contain lead
  • Avoid using traditional (folk) medicines that may contain lead
  • Avoid using cookware that may contain lead
  • Avoid eating imported candies from Mexico

Resources

MI LEAD SAFE - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND IMPORTED GOODS

Information from the State of Michigan regarding items to avoid or dispose of.
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