I heard a quite frightening story about potential lead poisoning
from costume jewelry the other day on NPR.
I don't buy costume jewelry for my girls, but my eldest daughter, 6
years old, often exchanges her toys for her friend's cheap jewelry
at school; and her aunt, whose husband works for a department store
loves to give her the stuff. I ordered one of the lead test kits on
line, but it hasn't arrived yet.
ls there any alternative to these test kits? Though the kits sound
inexpensive, $10 for a package of 8 swabs, we probably have a few
dozen pieces. Any consensus out there? I'm at the point where I'm
about to trash all the stuff and give her some gold or sterling
jewelry to replace it, but she might just trade it for a Bratz doll
or a pink Barbie purse if she had a chance.