Poisonous Painted Pails.

The Manufacturer and Builder 9, 1870

The practice of painting the inside of wooden pails, to prevent leakage, is only to be recommended when the paint contains no white-lead or baryta, both of which we found in the paint of some pails examined lately. All over the country these pails are used in the kitchen, and although neither lead nor baryta are very soluble in water, yet frequently the paint peels off in flakes, and may have serious consequences when getting into the tea-kettle, and thus into the food. The paint for such purposes should be either whiting or gypsum, if required white; ut most preferable in ochre, against which the sanitary objection can not be raised.

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