Lead is a poison that can affect every organ and system in the body. There is no function or need for lead in the body. No amount of lead detected in the blood is considered normal. Lead can lead to health issues such as anemia and very high levels of lead exposure can cause coma, seizures and death. Even a little lead can cause health effects in children.
Lead exposure can occur from ingestion ( swallowing lead contaminated items or objects), inhalation ( breathing in lead contaminated dust or soil) or cross contamination (handling lead containing items, such as paint, and then touching food, for example).
There are some simple measures to help protect you and your family from lead poisoning:
The foods we give our children can help prevent the absorption of lead into the body:
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