Last year, while messing around in English class, I managed to get a pencil stuck in the palm of my left hand. I can't remember whether or not the lead broke off into my hand, but there's a black substance under my skin in the area where the pencil was lodged. It hasn't affected my health as far as I know, but does anyone know if it would ever affect it, and if so, how much?
My mother had a lead pencil tip break off right by her elbow when she was a girl. She died at 88 and it never caused her anything except a great conversation starter....I don't think you need to worry. And it isn't lead-it's carbon so it isn't like the lead in lead paint.
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