lead in the home n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Lead in the Home PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Lead in the Home

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 13

Lead in the Home - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 78 Views
  • Uploaded on

Lead in the Home. Lead Poisoning. Is one of the most serious health threats for children in and around the home. Lead Poisoning. Can cause leaning and behavior problems as well as damage hearing and the nervous system. Where Does Lead Come From?. Paint Water Pipes Gasoline Pottery

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Lead in the Home' - humphrey


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
lead poisoning

Lead Poisoning

Is one of the most serious health threats for children in and around the home

lead poisoning1

Lead Poisoning

Can cause leaning and behavior problems as well as damage hearing and the nervous system

where does lead come from
Where Does Lead Come From?
  • Paint
  • Water Pipes
  • Gasoline
  • Pottery
  • Other Places
how are children poisoned by lead
How Are Children Poisoned By Lead?
  • Eating dust or paint chips with lead
  • Crawling on floor
  • Putting toys in mouths
  • Playing in soil
lead poisoning2
Lead Poisoning
  • 1 in 20 American children have too much lead in their bodies
  • A blood test is the only way to tell if your child is being exposed to lead
what about your home
What About Your Home?
  • Do you live in an older home?
  • Is there cracking, chipping or flaking paint in your home?
  • Are there places where paint is being rubbed -- around window frame or door?
what about your home1
What About Your Home?
  • Has your home been recently remodeled or renovated?
  • Do you have water pipes made with lead, or pipes joined with lead solder?
  • Is there lead in the soil outside your home?
the blood test for lead
The Blood Test for Lead
  • It only takes a small blood sample
  • Ask your health care provider about testing
  • Lead levels are measured in micrograms per deciliter – if it is 10 or over, the level is too high
  • Your health care provider can help you find out what else to do
action steps for lead
Action Steps for Lead
  • Have your children tested for lead
  • Find out if your home has lead
  • Protect your children from lead
  • If lead is in pipes, take steps to reduce
  • If some one brings home lead, take steps to reduce
  • Test your soil
  • Feed your children a healthy diet
when in doubt check it out
When in Doubt, Check It Out!
  • For blood tests call your family doctor or public health clinic.
  • For testing of paint samples and drinking water, call your local health department.