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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Dental Films Stored in Lead-Lined Table-top Containers: Lead Exposure Risks

Potential for harmful lead exposure from dental films stored in containers lined with unpainted lead. There may be hundreds of these lead-lined boxes currently being used to store dental films. Some of them may have been in use for decades. Most of these boxes are the size and shape of shoe-boxes, made of wood, and lined with lead that has apparently not been painted or coated.

[March 14, 2001 - Public Health Notification - FDA]