Lead Awareness

It is vitally important to protect your family from lead poisoning. Lead can be found in a variety of places–many of which may be surprising:

  • dust,
  • soil,
  • traditional medicines,
  • cosmetics,
  • consumer products (such as toys, jewelry, and collectable items),
  • some candy and candy wrappers, and
  • some pottery.


There is no “safe” level of lead exposure for children. Even low levels of lead contamination can seriously effect your child’s growth and development. However, there are many things you can do to prevent your child from coming into contact with lead, many of which are outlined in the brochure below.


If you suspect that your child may have been exposed to lead, contact your pediatrician immediately. Tests can be run to ensure your child is safe, and if caught early, effective treatment for lead poisoning is available.


For more information, please see the CDC’s guide to preventing children from lead poisoning by clicking here. You can also click here to download an electronic copy of the EPA brochure below. 

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