Is there lead in mechanical pencils?

Answer's graphite....not lead

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What element is the lead in lead pencils?

The element that makes up the lead in lead pencils is graphite. The mineral is mixed with clay to form the core of the pencil. Adjusting the graphite-to-clay ratio results in different lead-hardnes... Read More »

Who First Invented Mechanical Pencils?

According to, the first mechanical pencil, known as the "Ever-Ready Sharp Pencil," was invented in 1915 by Tokuji Hayakawa. By 1970, Hayakawa's company, which manufactured the... Read More »

How are lead pencils made?

Though they are called lead pencils, the core of a pencil is made of graphite, a naturally occurring, non-toxic carbon. The other main component of the pencil is wood.HistoryAncient people discover... Read More »

Do pencils still contain lead?

Non-toxic graphite is used in pencils, not lead. Graphite has always been used in pencils. When it was discovered in the 1500s, it was believed it to be a form of lead. Even though it is now known ... Read More »