Lead is bad for
children. You canít see, taste, or smell lead.
Getting your child tested for lead is easy. It is
best for your child to be tested at age 1 and 2, but
they can be tested up to age 6. Just ask your
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Fact Sheet about Lead Poisoning
There are many ways your child can get lead
poisoning. One of the most common ways is from lead
paint. Most homes built before 1978 used lead-based
paint. Lead can also be found in toys and jewelry as
well as pots and containers and folk medicine made
in other countries. Most children get lead
poisoning from lead dust on their hands and toys.