Baby's Lead Poisoning Caused by 'Homeopathic Magnetic' Bracelet


EXCERPT: An infant girl in Connecticut developed lead poisoning after wearing — and chewing on — a bracelet made with lead beads [...] Health investigators visited the infant's home, and found two windows with peeling lead-based paint. However, the infant wouldn't have been able to reach these areas, according to the report. [...] Instead, investigators focused on a handmade bracelet the parents had given the infant. The bracelet was a "homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet" that the parents purchased from an artisan at a local fair. [...] When investigators tested the beads on the bracelet, they found that some of the beads had extremely high levels of lead...


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