How does a child become poisoned?

A child can get lead poisoning by swallowing or breathing in lead. Oftentimes children are poisoned by lead dust.

Since many young children spend a lot of time on the floor where lead dust collects, they can end up poisoning themselves when they put their hands and toys with lead dust on them in their mouths.

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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?