What is lead?

Lead is a metal found in the earth and it is a poison. For years lead was used in paint, gasoline, plumbing and many other items. Lead paint was banned from home use in 1978. If you live in a home built before 1978, there could be lead paint and dust in your home.

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1. What is lead?
2. Why is lead a problem?
3. How does a child become poisoned?
4. Is your family at risk of lead poisoning?