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Question from Mary


I have seen several discussions on this site about the lead in cords.  Would covering them in washi tape be a good idea to reduce lead exposure?  Are there any concerns with washi tape?

Or what about painter’s tape?


Lisa’s Answer


I’d recommend a fabric cover.  You can find hemp or other natural material covers on Etsy.  I honestly had to look up washi tape because I had never heard of it.  Any tape is going to introduce an adhesive.  Washi is typically made from a natural fiber paper but the adhesive can vary by manufacturer.  Overall, I don’t think this is a big exposure but if you are going to the trouble of covering your cords why cover them with something that could offgas?


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