Lead Poisoning Prevention
This two-page fact sheet educates people about steps they can take to prevent lead poisoning. It explains how lead is harmful to everyone, especially young children and women who are pregnant. It identifies places where lead may be found, such as dust from lead paint in homes built before 1978, environmental sources like contaminated soil or drinking water, and other sources of lead including the workplace, handmade pots and dishes, products, and some craft and sport items. The document provides recommendations for ways to prevent lead poisoning by performing home maintenance and cleaning, and eating healthy foods. It discusses the importance of blood tests for children to see if they have been exposed to lead.
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