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Is it dangerous to chew pencils?
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Why do they put led in pencils and if kids chew on them they could die?
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Is lead in pencils dangerous?
the "lead" in pencils is actually graphite. No, it's not dangerous to ingest. No, the lead in pencils is not made from lead it is just called that. It is actually made of Granite which is not a dangerous rock. But if it happens to pucture you or cut you wash your wound with peroxide to kill the germs. Lead isn't used in pencils. Due to outdated chemistry, the graphite used in pencils was originally thought to be lead. The term lead is still used to refer to the core of pencils even though that isn't actually what it is.
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Is eating pencils bad for you?
Yes eating pencils is bad for you. Do you eat them? ;-) Modern pencils are made of wood and carbon rod, and as such are not harmful they are made keeping in mind that a lot of people chew on the end of their pencils while they are using them. The old fashioned lead pencils on the other hand were harmful if they were eaten but they are not normally available any more.
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Is graphite in pencils poisonous?
Is lead a metal?
Yes, lead is a metal that is usually found in pencils, hence the name "Lead, pencil." The above statement is completely and utterly wrong, there has never and still is no lead at all in pencils, that's graphite. Also lead is a poor metal or malleable metal. Actually, pencils used to use lead, but they switched to graphite because people would chew on their pencils and give themselves lead poisoning.
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Why are pencils have graphite now instead of lead?
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What is the unit rate with the second given unit in the denominator 288 pencils in 36 boxes?
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Is graphite dangerous?
You're probably thinking of lead. Lead was found poisoness long ago, and was removed from pencils and gasoline. We use graphite in pencils today, which is safe, non-toxic. I'm sure if you ate it, it wouldn't taste yummy, and it could stab your stomache or something, but hopefully you know it isn't smart to eat pencils...