Concerned parent worries about lead in varnish
September 2, 2011 4:29 AM Subscribe
I've recently ordered a lead testing kit and found lead in the varnish on my child's 'antique' cot (we replaced with a modern one within 24hrs).
posted by dance to health & fitness (14 answers total)
I am concerned, though, about the lead in the varnish on our table and chairs.
Family and friends are convinced that this is not a threat because it's not off gassing that's a problem it's the child ingesting chips of paint containing lead, which isn't quite possible with varnished wood. However, my son, at 9 months, whilst not a "sucky" baby is definitely in daily contact with these chairs as he moves about the room and climbs in between them and is bound to give them a suck at sone point.
I'm expecting reactions from "get rid of them now" (approaching my own wishes!) to "I wouldn't worry". What I'm looking for is the general feeling!