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Purely Dominica

Bite on the end of a pencil while you are calculating those final figures lately – and you could end up sick or even worst dead. While lead’s especially dangerous for youngsters it’s not exactly nutritional for adult brains. As you know school reopened this week everywhere.

According to a report in the United Press International…thousands of pencil sets were just recalled in Canada for dangerously high lead content. Excessive exposure to lead affects the brain and nerves and may cause damage from seizures, to memory loss.

You or another family member might have bought one of these china made pencil sets as far back as last January. Luckily no reports of illness have come up in the Caribbean – so it could be that the pencil sets were discovered in time …before lead accumulation created havoc.

With the recall just a few days off the press – it may be best not to bite on the end of your pencil anyway. There’s a possibility that these highly poisonous pencil sets could off make the way to the Caribbean.

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