Symptoms of lead poisoning include irritability, abdominal pain, anemia, appetite loss, weight loss, learning problems, constipation, hearing loss, vomiting and seizures. In some cases, it is fatal. Often, there are no symptoms, which means that lead can build up in a person’s system to dangerous levels without them realizing it. Investigators could not track down the origin of the bracelet. It had no type of marking to indicate who made it, nor were they able to contact the local fair vendor who sold it to the baby’s parents. It is important to buy products from reliable sources.
- “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that no amount of lead exposure is safe. The metal builds up quickly in the body, and children younger than six are at particular risk because it can harm their physical and mental development in irreversible ways.”
- There are often no symptoms of lead poisoning and it can be building up in a child’s body and we don’t even know it.
- Buy from a trusted source that can be easily tracked if a problem arises. There are safer options to help a baby that’s teething that don’t involve jewelry because it’s important to remember young babies still like to mouth what is put in front of them or given to them.
“In 2003 and 2006, several high-profile cases involved jewelry and charms geared toward kids that caused severe cases of lead poisoning and fatalities.”