Lose the Lead
For most families, your house is a special refuge—a sanctuary where you and your children congregate to rest and relax, have fun, and feel safe. But for some, the family home may be harboring a very serious health risk: lead.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health risk facing children in industrialized countries today.
Awareness is key in combating lead poisoning. Families should to be aware of the risks lead exposure poses for children. The EPA outlines these risks as being:
- Deteriorating lead-based paint
- Lead-contaminated dust
- Lead-contaminated residential soil.
Lead from paint can cause damage to the brain and nervous system at all ages, but it is especially dangerous for children and babies.