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Is there really lead in Christmas lights??

Just saw this in the Stir...

Is this true?

Is the lead on the plastic that coats the wires, or on the bulbs, or what?

And why is this legal, if lead paint isn't?


Asked by FelipesMom at 12:26 PM on Dec. 7, 2010 in Holidays

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Answers (4)
  • The lead is in the coating on the wires. There isn't that much to harm you (as long as your not putting them in your mouth and chewing on them). Just make sure little ones don't get too close to them (which they shouldn't anyway) and that after handling the lights you wash your hands.

    Answer by LorisChar at 12:29 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • that warning makes me itchy.....I know its all in my head, but I have to scrub my hands good after doing the

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 3:43 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Hey anon, how many people lick their walls? So why would lead paint be an issue?

    Jeez, ask a simple question, and even with only three replies you get a rude response!!!!! It never ceases to amaze me!!!

    Comment by FelipesMom (original poster) at 8:49 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • who is putting the lights in their mouth>? Is it an issue?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 PM on Dec. 7, 2010