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QUESTION: My 7 year old son partially chewed the letters off a T-Shirt and I am concerned that it may have lead in it. - 06 Sep 2007 NSW, Australia

My 7 year son has been chewing a T-Shirt (Cotton on Kids) manufactured in China. It has lettering on it that he has partially chewed off. I am concerned that it may have lead in it. What do you think is the best way of finding out?

I am very anxious about it, and would really appreciate your response.

Kind regards Anne

EMAIL TWO Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 2:05 PM

Thank you very much for replying - I see that you are a volunteer and I appreciate the time you must give to the Lead group. My son is fine - I think I did take him for a blood test!

Kind regards

Anne

ANSWER: 06 Jun 2007

Dear Anne,

I deeply apologize for the massive delay in response to your question. We have had a lack of staff who answer the incoming email . I hope your son is fine. In cases like that, I would recommend to do a blood lead level test. If you would like, or if you are still worried, you can do that. All you have to do is go to your family doctor and ask him for a blood lead level. Ask him to bulk bill the test so that you won't have to pay for it. Again, sorry for the delay.

Regards, Iman Hegazi MBBS, MD. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Volunteer

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