The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that parents limit their children’s exposure to home improvement products that contain lead.
A panel of experts from the American Academy for Pediatrics issued the recommendation after reviewing data from studies that found lead exposure in many products.
The academy has issued an updated recommendation, saying that while there is no safe level of exposure, products containing lead are generally less hazardous than products that do not contain lead, such as paint.
The American Academy also says that the use of lead-containing paint is not always safe for a child to use in a home, as paint containing lead is a known carcinogen.
The organization says that many of the paint products used in home improvement are not labeled with the word “lead,” making it difficult for children to identify products containing the lead.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.