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Lead Poisoning Prevention. Lead . . . A heavy metal Once used in many products (paint, pipes, other building materials) Cannot see or smell it . Lead can be . . . In dust, paint, soil or water. On toys In food On your child’s hands . Other Sources.

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Lead . . .
  • A heavy metal
  • Once used in many products (paint, pipes, other building materials)
  • Cannot see or smell it
lead can be
Lead can be . . .
  • In dust, paint, soil or water
  • On toys
  • In food
  • On your child’s hands
other sources
Other Sources
  • Lead pipes, pipe solder and plumbing fixtures
  • Vinyl mini-blinds (before 1996)
  • Fishing sinkers and bullets
other sources5
Other Sources
  • Hobby supplies (ceramics & electronics)
  • Stained glass
  • Candle wicks
  • Lead crystal
lead poisoning effects
Lead Poisoning Effects
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impaired hearing
  • Decreased IQ and attention span
  • Decreased growth
lead exposure
Lead Exposure

Primary

  • Oral (hand-to-mouth)

Secondary

  • Inhaled
  • Through skin
lead poisoning signs
Lead Poisoning Signs
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Seizures
  • Coma
testing for lead
Testing for Lead
  • Blood test at age 1
  • Repeat at age 2
  • Test more often if known risk
protect your family
Protect Your Family
  • Keep things clean
  • Mop floors
  • Wet-wipe windowsills, doors and cribs
  • Wash pacifiers, toys and bottles
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Protect Your Family
  • Keep paint intact
  • Use a trained contractor for remodeling or removing lead paint
  • Clean all work areas well
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Protect Your Family
  • Wash hands often
  • Wash children’s hands before eating, at nap time, and before bed
  • Remove shoes
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Protect Your Family
  • If you have lead pipes, test your water for lead
  • Use only cold water for cooking, drinking and making baby formula
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Protect Your Family
  • Run water 30-60 seconds before drinking or using for cooking
  • Use a water filter that will remove or reduce lead
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Protect Your Family
  • Eat nutritious foods
  • Eat foods high in iron, calcium and vitamin C
  • Use lead-free pottery and glassware for serving and storing food.