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Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning prevention

Lead can damage nearly every system in the body and has harmful effects on both adults and children. Lead poisoning is the greatest environmental threat to children in Ohio.


There are several potential sources of lead exposure:

  • Lead Dust
  • Occupations that involve lead-based materials
  • Soil contaminated with lead
  • Toys containing lead such as lead-based paint
  • Water with elevated lead levels
  • Other sources
Lead poisoning prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention 

If you are a parent or guardian it is important to know how you can prevent exposure to lead for you and your kids. 

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