Lead


How does lead get into the body?

  • Putting hands or other objects into the mouth covered with lead dust or particles
  • Eating paint chips
  • Breathing in lead dust

Lead effects on the body

  • Damage to the brain and central nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems
  • Slowed growth Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Difficulties during pregnancy or reproductive problems
  • High blood pressure.
  • Digestive problems
  • Nerve disorders….

Where can lead be found

Windows/doors      Drinking water        (Lead Pipes)

Any painted surface        Old toys / furniture…