Is your family at risk of lead poisoning?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should have your child tested for lead.

  • Do you live in or do you regularly visit a home built before 1978 with peeling or chipping paint or recent remodeling?
  • Have you and your child spent any time outside of the U.S. in the past year?
  • Does your child have a sibling, housemate or playmate that has an elevated blood lead level?
  • Does your child eat non-food items or often put things in their mouth such as toys, keys or jewelry?
  • Does your child come in contact with an adult whose job or hobby involves exposure to lead.
  • Does your family use traditional medicine, health remedies, powders, cosmetics, spices or foods from other countries?
  • Does your family eat food stored, cooked or served in leaded crystal, pewter or pottery from Asia or Latin America?

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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?