Lead poisoning is the number one environmental health problem that does not have to happen. It is entirely preventable. Who’s at risk? Our kids, our workers, pregnant women, all of us.
Special project: Marin County construction workers • Santa Clara County contractors • San Mateo County consumers
Before you start cleaning and home improvement projects, check our household lead exposure information, lead poisoning prevention tips, and take the lead-safe quiz on lead hazards, lead danger at home, and construction-related lead exposure.
Toy recalls due to lead poisoning dangers are common. Despite legislation to address lead poisoning, there have been at least 19 recalls of children’s products last year.
Lead poisoning prevention starts with checking toy recalls and children’s product recalls: exchange or return products that contain lead!
Lead exposure adversely affects brain and neurological development, resulting in reduced I.Q.s, and contributes to behavioral disorders in children. Lead exposure of children is entirely preventable!