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Old 06-10-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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Question Cut myself.

Today i was making something with a pencil. I used a knife and was slitting the pencil down the middle. While doing so the wooden pencil snapped in half and the knife came down and slit a small cut on the tip of my thumb near the nail abit. The cut is about the size of a staple. It is dark red/blackish. I washed it with water, put that medical gel (pronouced Knee-A-Sporn) on it, and bandaged it. I have just one question about the incident: Can i get lead poison? There was some lead on the pencil from cutting it, and the knife was dark from the lead. If some what should i do? Thanks.

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Old 06-11-2004, 01:45 AM   #2
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Re: Cut myself.

Casey,
You should be fine . You cleansed the wound, (for the future, a good way to cleanse a cut is with hydrogen peroxide).. You put Neosporin (antiseptic) on it and protected it with a bandage. You won't get lead poisoning from a trace of pencil lead!

 
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Old 06-11-2004, 03:16 AM   #3
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Re: Cut myself.

Thank you for your reply! I feel better now. It is dark red now. Maybe from the dried up blood. I'm going to clean it now.

Thanks again!
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Old 06-12-2004, 05:28 PM   #4
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Re: Cut myself.

as far as I know it is not lead in pencils--it's graphite

 
Old 06-12-2004, 06:29 PM   #5
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Re: Cut myself.

yes, lead hasnt been used in years. your fine. i jammed a pencil about 1/5 of an inch through my palm, blood everywhere, the "graphite" is still there, the skin formed around it.

 
Old 06-13-2004, 06:45 AM   #6
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Re: Cut myself.

it is graphite in pencils...it was the lead in some household paints that caused lead poisoning.

 
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