Toy Recall Causing Concerns

Millions of toys have been recalled in recent weeks, because of concerns about lead-based paint. A Lincoln pediatrician tells channel 8 parents probably will not see any symptoms, even if their child has been exposed. Doctor Alicia Cruce of pediatrics, P.C. says toddlers are especially susceptible to lead poisoning, because they like to put things in their mouth. She says if your child has been chewing a lot on a recalled toy, for even a few months, it could cause long-term behavioral and learning disabilities.   If you think your child should be tested for lead poisoning, take them to your physician for a simple blood test.

For more information: Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov or 1-800-638-2772

National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD or go to www.epa.gov/lead.