“When I was crate training my dog, my elderly cat would walk by, stop and hiss at the dog, then continue on to the food. It was from her that the dog learned to respect cats. It's a lesson which had stayed with the dog for nearly 9 years.”
“It's a rather lightweight information sheet. Shavings of lock, bacteria and sharp edges are better reasons not to give keys to babies. If NH are more interested in lead in keys than in water supply, paint, and cheap toys, then they're giving bad advice. ”
“I come from a long, distinguished line of nerds. My husband is a nerd. He tests computer software for a living. My kids proudly call themselves nerds. If someone at school were to say this to them, they would shrug and reply, "So?" or "Yes, it's true." and walk away. This word has no effect on them.
As my bio says, "I am nerd, hear me geek." I'm a nerd, and proud of it!”
Snarkapotomus on Mar 15, 2013 at 17:11:37
“Nerd is just a "werd" for the intellectually curious.
Nothing wrong with that. I've had the infliction my entire life and I am perfectly happy being contagious..”
“What this article fails to mention is that many kids are exposed to lead, but paint is not the culprit. Keys are. Those car keys you give your kids to play with contain high levels of lead. California released a PDA about this when my kids were babies advising against giving keys to babies. Google lead in keys. This is not fear mongering, this threat is real.”
Wade Mason on Mar 15, 2013 at 17:27:55
“Lead is the worst metal ever to put in a key! It's too soft and malleable. Keys need to hold their shape and resist wear for as long as possible. Lead can be deformed with any other metal except mercury! Foolishness if this is in fact true.”
azraelsbane on Mar 15, 2013 at 16:45:11
“Who is using lead in keys? o.O That sounds...off. Maybe really old keys, but who in the world is giving their child old, dirty keys to stick in their mouths? Or new, dirty keys for that matter?Perhaps they were exposed to lead as a child.”
ThinkCreeps on Mar 15, 2013 at 16:34:22
“House keys are brass. Car keys are steel.
There are good reasons not to give keys to babies, but lead poisoning isn't one of them.”