Beads lay in a puddle of water in Gulfport. Some beads and throws may contain lead and other chemicals, and there may be lead in the soil along the parade routes, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. Precautionary measures should be taken to reduce exposure for children along parade routes.
Beads lay in a puddle of water in Gulfport. Some beads and throws may contain lead and other chemicals, and there may be lead in the soil along the parade routes, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. Precautionary measures should be taken to reduce exposure for children along parade routes. Tim Isbell Sun Herald file
Beads lay in a puddle of water in Gulfport. Some beads and throws may contain lead and other chemicals, and there may be lead in the soil along the parade routes, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. Precautionary measures should be taken to reduce exposure for children along parade routes. Tim Isbell Sun Herald file

You should wipe your hands after catching Mardi Gras beads. But not because of germs.

February 05, 2018 02:10 PM