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Basic Lead 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.

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