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Parents warned about lead exposure from toys

Parents warned about lead exposure from toys
Parents warned about lead exposure from toys
Posted at 5:38 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 13:50:39-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Health officials are warning parent that those Christmas ornaments you have, or the toys your kids get for Christmas, could contain lead.

Lead is invisible to the naked eye and has no smell. It's most likely found in metal toys, antique toys and toy jewelry.

Parents should watch what your kids put in their mouths to prevent lead poisoning.

Regional lead and healthy homes coordinator Brittany Holt, says toys in the U.S. can still be made with lead, but it cannot exceed a certain limit. She says the most important reminder for parents is to get your child tested for lead exposure.

Holt encourages parents to "wet clean" toys and areas where your kids often touch and encourage your kids to wash their hands frequently.

You can make sure your child's toys are safe by checking the Consumer Product Safety Commission's list of recalled toys. You can find that list here.