Lead Poisoning Prevention
Information for Parents and Families
Children's rapidly developing bodies absorb lead more readily than adult bodies. This, combined with children's natural exploration of their surroundings makes them especially vulnerable to lead poisoning. The most common lead exposure for children is from lead-based paint, which was commonly used in homes prior to 1978. Children may also be exposed to lead through consumer products, toys, and parents' hobbies.
Learn how to protect your family from the harmful effects of lead exposure.
General Lead Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Lead Website
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead Web site
- Lead Poisoning in Adults - a guide for health care providers - provided by the NYS DOH
- Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA) Lead Standards