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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

suzy: Yes, nice that they are informing folks. Better to know than not to know. Knowledge is everything (more or less).

'More or less', 'Right or wrong', 'In general', and 'Just thinking out loud ' (as usual).
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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

SuzyQ3, you make a very good point. Prop. 65 is a warning, and we have the choice on how we will respond to it. Better to be warned than not to know.

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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

On 9/19/2014 ical said:
On 9/18/2014 magemay said:
On 9/18/2014 ical said:
On 9/18/2014 happy housewife said:

You have to ingest lead to be poisoned from it so it would be best to not be eating your bags and this will no longer be an issue for you.Lead is not absorbed through the skin.

It can be absorbed by the skin if organic lead. So were all the lead laden jewelry pieces recalled and tossed made of organic lead or inorganic lead?

Inorganic

How does that work then? If only organic lead can be absorbed through the skin, then why was there a big fuss over the jewelry items, which contained lead, if you are saying they were made with inorganic lead?

ical, good question and sorry for the delay! I'm here infrequently these days.

In order to save my sanity, I'm going to direct you to some sources which I hope will help. I'm index finger typing on a Kindle pop screen (the wireless keyboard took a dive) which is challenging when typing any post at length (which an answser to your question would be) as I found out early this AM. Typed a post on a Beauty thread that pertained to Animal testing and once submitted I got the error code and message that the thread was removed. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I'm going to experiment here........I c/p the links into my email account in hopes that you'll be able to click on them as a link. If unable, just c/p them into your browser and you should be good to go. I'll do that below so that I don't time out here.

hth

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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

ical, I'll preference this with a bit of an explanation.

The first link is from a handout that is now made available online. Have found it to be a handy tool.

The next are from pubmed and I've included a comprehensive book.

I have a go to from ATSDR which is used for CE credits. I don't find it comprehensive, but it gives a good idea of what is required for practitioners to complete a course and have a said credit. If you would like to see it I'll post.

There is still so much to learn in regards to heavy metals and toxicity.

:download http://hydra.usc.edu/scehsc/pdfs/D-1-3-2%20Where%20Lead%20Hides.pdf
>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1567786/
>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK158766/
>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8016629
>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3238426

...........Tested the links, looks like they work, including the download. YAY,

URRRRRRRRR never mind, once I edited lost the link function.

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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

On 9/18/2014 happy housewife said:
On 9/18/2014 magemay said:
On 9/18/2014 happy housewife said:

You have to ingest lead to be poisoned from it so it would be best to not be eating your bags and this will no longer be an issue for you.Lead is not absorbed through the skin.

Lead also enters the body through inhalation.

The longer I read your posts the more difficult it is for me to believe your occupational claims, happy housewife.

What does lead poisoning have to do with my profession / and what is your source of that information about lead? i'm sure it would require the lead be somehow aerosolized. So how is that going to happen to the dye on a purse?

My comment was born out of what has become long term frustration aimed at the lack of knowledge which exists within medical communities (and I'm a part of them) in regards to heavy metals and their toxicities, for which I will not apologize. I will, however, apologize for my snarky tone in the above post.

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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

I've seen several alarming (alarmist?) posts and articles. It isn't just QVC's handbags; it's many faux leather handbags and has to do with the chemicals and processes used in manufacturing and finishing the plastic materials from which the bags are constructed. Personally, I wouldn't worry much unless you chew your bags.......

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Good to know......I'll stop eating my handbags.
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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

Maybe if you smoke your bag it could be a problem??

KJPA
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Re: LEAD Poisoning in QVC handbags?

Here is a link to the actual study of purses done by the environmental issues group. The study only included plastic purses. It is in PDF.http://www.ceh.org/legacy/storage/documents/accessory_bag_report.pdf