Keep areas where your child plays
dust-free and clean.
Clean floors, window frames,
windowsills, and other surfaces
weekly with a sponge and warm water.
Wash children’s toys and stuffed animals
Be sure that your children wash their
hands often, especially
Do not burn painted wood—it will release
the lead into the air.
remove lead paint yourself. It will
create a lot of lead
dust for you and your children to
breathe in. The lead dust will
stay long after the work is completed.
Eat right. A child who gets enough iron
and calcium will take
in less lead. Foods rich in iron include
eggs, beans, and red
meat. Dairy products like milk and
yogurt are high in calcium.
If your work or hobby brings you into
contact with lead, be
sure to change clothes, leave shoes
outside, and shower after
work. Work in construction, demolition,
or battery or radiator
repair can expose you to lead.