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Beware of lead poisoning from dishware

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2021 | Products Liability

It’s hard to know what products are safe these days in New York. With the potential for lead poisoning, it is important for people to test their dishware for safety. The most common products that contain lead are ceramic dishes and cookware. Keep reading to learn more.

Why is lead considered dangerous?

Lead poisoning occurs after the ingestion of lead, and many product liability claims are usually based on products containing this element. Firstly, lead is dangerous for adults because it accumulates in bones over time and decreases bone strength. Additionally, lead products can be a risk for pregnant women and children. Lead products can cause learning disabilities and problems with behavior, a decrease in IQ levels over time and miscarriage or preterm birth delivery.

How do you know if your products contain lead?

Unfortunately, there is no 100% guaranteed way to know if products contain lead. However, there are steps you can take to prevent yourself from getting exposed. One of the most important things is to use lead-testing kits. These kits are often sold at hardware stores, and you can use them to test products for high levels of lead. Secondly, if you’re not certain about certain products, it is best to avoid them. Be on the lookout for broken or damaged dishware because these products may be worse when it comes to lead leaks.

Finally, it is important to be cautious when purchasing products at garage sales and thrift stores. It’s often difficult to make product liability claims on products bought at these locations.

In conclusion, you may be living with products that contain lead without knowing it. It is important that you test your products for safety and avoid products that you suspect, including those that are slightly damaged, especially if they are ceramic dishes or cookware from thrift shops, garage sales and similar places.