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Can you get lead poisoning from any regular or artist's pencils in the u.S.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Graphite

The "lead " in pencils is not lead, the metal.
It is graphite.There is nothing toxic about graphite.

In brief: Graphite

The "lead " in pencils is not lead, the metal.
It is graphite.There is nothing toxic about graphite.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

They do not contain lead.

In brief: No

They do not contain lead.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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