Lead Exposure

by Cathy Parkes February 05, 2020

Lead Exposure

Lead exposure: Pre-1978 housing is at risk for lead-based paint!
  • Avoid children playing in soil right outside home.
  • Wet mop floors (vs. vacuuming).
  • Use wet sanding technique (vs. dry sanding).
  • Make sure children get enough iron and calcium in diet.
  • Use cold water vs. hot water.


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