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U.S. EPA Information on Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil
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Basic Information

Did you know the following facts about lead?

FACT:  Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. 

FACT:  Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. 

FACT:  You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or paint chips containing lead. 

FACT:  You have many options for reducing lead hazards. In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard. 

FACT:  Removing lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to your family. 

If you think your home might have lead hazards, read on to learn about lead and some simple steps to protect your family. 


Health Effects of Lead

*Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S..* 

*Even children who appear healthy can have dangerous levels of lead in their bodies.* 

  • People can get lead in their body if they:
    • Put their hands or other objects covered with lead dust in their mouths. 
    • Eat paint chips or soil that contains lead. 
    • Breathe in lead dust (especially during renovations that disturb painted surfaces).
  • Lead is even more dangerous to children than adults because: 
    • Babies and young children often put their hands and other objects in their mouths.  These objects can have lead dust on them. 
    • Children's growing bodies absorb more lead. 
    • Children's brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.
  • If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from: 
    • Damage to the brain and nervous system 
    • Behavior and learning problems (such as hyperactivity) 
    • Slowed growth
    • Hearing problems
    • Headaches 
  • Lead is also harmful to adults. Adults can suffer from: 
    • Difficulties during pregnancy
    • Other reproductive problems (in both men and women) 
    • High blood pressure
    • Digestive problems
    • Nerve disorders
    • Memory and concentration problems
    • Muscle and joint pain 

Where Lead is Found

*In general, the older your home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. * 

  • Paint.  Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint.  The federal government banned lead-based paint from housing in 1978.  Some states stopped its use even earlier.  Lead can be found: 
    • In homes in the city, country, or suburbs. 
    • In apartments, single-family homes, and both private and public housing. 
    • Inside and outside of the house. 
  • In soil around a home. (Soil can pick up lead from exterior paint, or other sources such as past use of leaded gas in cars.) 
  • Household dust. (Dust can pick up lead from deteriorating lead-based paint or from soil tracked into a home.)
  • Drinking water. Your home might have plumbing with lead or lead solder. Call your local health department or water supplier to find out about testing your water. You cannot see, smell, or taste lead, and boiling your water will not get rid of lead. If you think your plumbing might have lead in it: 
    • Use only cold water for drinking and cooking. 
    • Run water for 15 to 30 seconds before drinking it, especially if you have not used your water for a few hours. 
  • The job. If you work with lead, you could bring it home on your hands or clothes. Shower and change clothes before coming home. Launder your work clothes separately from the rest of your family's clothes. 
  • Old painted toys and furniture. 
  • Food and liquids stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain. 
  • Lead smelters or other industries that release lead into the air. 
  • Hobbies that use lead, such as making pottery or stained glass, or refinishing furniture. 
  • Folk remedies that contain lead, such as "greta" and "azarcon" used to treat an upset stomach. 

Reference: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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