Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | October 20, 2008

Lawyer Sanders says October 19-25 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19-25, is set aside to educate parents and children about the dangers of lead exposure, especially lead-paint hazards in housing. Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes.

 

Lead also can be emitted into the air from motor vehicles and industrial sources, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead is a nasty neurotoxin that may cause a range of serious health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. 

Children six years old and under are most at risk.  The most common sources of lead poisoning are: deteriorating lead-based paint; lead contaminated dust; and lead contaminated residential soil.

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