Detox Your Holiday Lights of Lead

decor holidays lead Dec 04, 2017

Holiday string lights are often an integral part of the festive decor. But did you know that holiday string lights can contain lead that can rub off on hands and contaminate your dust? 

Below are tips for healthier string lights.

1. Seek lead-free string lights. They exist! Each year, there are more options available too.

2. Look for ones that are also RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.  RoHS restricts the use of specific hazardous materials--such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP)--found in electrical and electronic products. 

This season, I bought mine from Environmental Lights.

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