Category: Lead Safe Topics

What is Lead Poisoning?

Lead – A Toxic Element Lead is a naturally occurring element that is toxic to humans and especially damaging to children under the age of seven. Lead poisoning can stunt growth, cause damage to the brain, kidneys, hearing and other body parts and organs, as well as permanently …

Sources of Lead Poisoning

Lead Hazards In and Around the House If you live in a house or apartment building built before 1978, there is a strong chance that lead-based paint is in the structure. Exposure to lead-based paint or to household dust that contains lead can result in lead poisoning – …

Preventing Lead Poisoning

Minimizing Lead Exposure Preventative measures are the best defense and removing sources of contamination considerably lessens incidents of lead poisoning. Children and adults should undergo lead blood testing to ensure the absence of a contaminant or to monitor their health. More serious cases of lead poisoning may require …

Treating Lead Poisoning

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning Lead poisoning is not easy to detect. Sometimes no symptoms occur and sometimes the symptoms are the same as those of more common illnesses like the flu. Early signs of lead poisoning are: – Persistent tiredness or hyperactivity – Irritability – Loss of appetite …