Problem: Lead poisoning
Check the paint in your home and the soil around your house for lead content.
If lead is found:
- Arrange to have the lead paint professionally removed or covered up. This is not a do-it-yourself job. Incorrect removal may release more lead into the environment.
- Wash your hands and the children’s hands frequently, especially before eating and when coming in from outdoor play to avoid lead exposure.
- Regularly clean, vacuum, wet dust, and wet mop your house. This removes lead dust from floors, counters, and other surfaces.
- Consult a local health professional. Lead poisoning cannot be prevented through supervision alone since a common source of lead is dust.