LEAD IN TOYS
Here at Tioga, we often help clients identify the presence of lead-based paint in their home or business. Before 1978, lead was regularly used in house paint and this older paint can still be found in many structures today. What we would not expect, is to see lead-based paint in anything produced in the United States after 1978. We definitely do not anticipate finding lead in our children's toys! However, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, toys made in other countries are often coated with lead-based paint. If you are giving toys as presents this year, make sure they are American made. And if they are antiques, check them for flaking paint. It's possible that your beloved childhood dump truck was actually painted with lead-based paint. It's better to be safe than sorry.