Preventing Lead Poisoning

  • Keep children away from peeling paint and broken plaster.
  • Damp mop floors, furniture, and window sills when cleaning.
  • Wash your child's hands, pacifiers, and toys often and always before meals, snacks and sleeping.
  • Fix healthy meals high in calcium, iron and vitamin c.
  • Store food from open cans in glass or plastic containers.
  • Let cold tap water run for at least a minute before using to flush lead that may have been picked up from the pipes.

Helpful Resources on Lead Poisoning Prevention