WHAT CAUSES ZINC TOXICITY

by Lori
(Texas)

What causes zinc toxicity? Does it come from toys or food or something else?

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Jan 23, 2009
Zinc Toxicity origins
by: Tracie

Hi Lori,

Zinc can be in many things. Zinc can be in metal toys, cage paint, toy attachments, and many metal items around your home.

I know of a bird that died when it flew over to a trinket on a person's mantle and picked at it.

Be very careful purchasing toys at bird fairs and such. Many people make toys at home with parts from dollar stores and places that purchase from China and not tested to be bird safe.

If a bird toy has painted blocks, instead of human safe food coloring, then it is very possible the person purchased the blocks at a dollar store and the paint could have zinc or lead in it.


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