Lead Poisoning

  • Lead is a harmful metal that can cause serious health problems. Lead is especially dangerous for children and pregnant people, but it can harm anyone.

    Lead is often found in old paint. Lead paint, and the dust it turns into, is a commonly identified source of childhood lead exposure. Pregnant adults are more likely to be exposed to non-occupational sources of lead, such as certain consumer products found to contain lead.

    Some foods, spices, medicines, ceramic ware and cultural powders from areas around the world have been found to contain lead. Lead can also be found in soil and old plumbing. Click on the link below for more information on lead poisoning and lead testing: