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Safe Chew Pencils Lead
Yes: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. Unpainted pencils only a problem if baby bites off chunks and chokes on them. I don't believe that the paint on pencils is a problem if they are made in the us. I have reservations for any painted material coming out of china as they may have toxic material in the paint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not modern ones: Modern pencils do not contain lead as the "lead" of the pencil is actually a mix of finely ground graphite and clay powders. Pencil cores can also be made of charcoal. ...Read more
Might try: soaking in warm epsom salts.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The graphite pencil which is also known as the lead pencil. The 'lead' is a misnomer in a sense leading to confusion with lead of lead poisoning. The content of the black writing portion of a lead pencil is a mixture of high-grade charcoal and clay. All the same, consumption of the pencil is not advised. ...Read more
Depends: How deep is it. If not deep and sticking out then try to grab it with a tweeter and pull it out. If deep see a podiatrist for removal. ...Read more
No: No, what we call lead in pencils is really graphite, not lead. I still have a piece in my skin from 5th grade and I am in my sixties, it will not harm you. ...Read more
My daughter stabbed herself with a pencil there is a black mark under her skin but no piece of lead, should I be worried?
My dtr pulled a core that was mostly white just over 2 cm long and twice as thick as a pencil lead from my back. There was no pain, no inflamtion,?
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