Prevent Lead Poisoning

10 Tips for Preventing Lead Poisoning:

  • Wet mop twice a week.

  • Wash children’s hands, toys, pacifiers, and bottles often.

  • Get all children under the age of 6 tested for lead.

  • Don’t let children eat paint chips or pick at peeling paint.

  • Take your shoes off before entering the house.

  • Do not allow children to play in bare dirt or soil. Cover soil with grass, mulch or bushes.

  • Feed your children a diet rich in calcium and iron.

  • Always use cold tap water.

  • Follow lead safe work practices when doing work on homes.

  • If you work with lead, don’t bring lead home from work on clothes and shoes.