How might I be exposed to Lead?

  • Eating food or drinking water that contains lead.  Water pipes in some older homes may contain lead solder.  Lead can leach out into the water. 
  • Spending time in areas where lead-based paints have been used and are deteriorating.  Deteriorating lead paint can contribute to lead dust. 
  • Working in a job where lead is used or engaging in certain hobbies in which lead is used, such as making stained glass. 
  • Using health-care products or folk remedies that contain lead.