A large number of toys have been recalled due to dangerously high levels of lead. These toys were sold in many reputable and retail stores. You may have some of these toys in your home, and parents should make a habit of checking toys for recalls. Young children are at a particular risk as they tend to chew on toys. Any toy jewelry is particularly suspect. Some traditional or “folk” medicines, particularly powders, have been discovered to contain very high levels of lead. Avoid traditional cosmetics such as kohl for the same reason.