Where does lead come from?
  • Lead dust is produced from lead paint as the paint gets older or damaged.
  • Lead in house dust and soil is a major source of exposure for children because it gets on their hands, toys, and pacifiers.
  • Lead is a heavy metal that is found naturally in our earth.
  • The most common source of lead in old paint and leaded dust and soil. Houses built before 1978 may contain lead paint.

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1. What is lead poisoning?
2. Why is lead harmful?
3. Where does lead come from?
4. How do children get lead poisoning?
5. Who should be tested for lead poisoning?