How do children get lead poisoning?

Children mainly get lead from ingestion such as:

  • Hand to mouth activity
  • Occasionally toys that come from foreign countries
  • Paint dust, paint chips, contaminated soil

Test Consumer Products

The Gloucester County Health Department can test consumer products that may contain lead such as toys pottery, jewelry, and makeup. Residents can call to schedule a drop off time for the items they would like tested for lead. Review the information in English (PDF) or Spanish (IMG).

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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?