People, especially the loony Californians on here, way over exaggerate the potential risk of lead tape. No. Do not eat it. Sure. wash your hands after applying it. If there was a major risk in being in contact with lead tape then professional tennis player would not have it bare on their racuqets where they could graze it with their hands and touch their mouths. They would never take the risk in harming their health. Ever see Sampras' racquet? If lead was that dangerous then he would be dead or stricken with health problems.
Bye, bye Babolat. Going to Pacific.