Gesundheitsschädigende Substanz


Lead at Christmas and on New Year's Eve

red candle with a spoon for lead pouring

Lead tinsel is no longer in fashion, and that's a good thing, because lead is known to be an environmental toxin. The presence of lead can be recognised by the product’s greater weight and the designation “Stanniol”. From the fact that there are still a few sources from which lead-based tinsel can be bought we conclude that some diehard fans still prefer these ornaments for nostalgic reasons. read more

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