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Question of the Week: What have you done to protect children from lead poisoning?

2008 October 20

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Lead is highly toxic and can cause serious health problems in sensitive groups such as children. If you are buying or renting a home or apartment built before 1978, inquire about lead hazards. Also, home renovation can generate a lot of dust if the work area isn’t properly contained and cleaned.

What have you done to protect children from lead poisoning?


En español: Cada semana hacemos una pregunta relacionada al medio ambiente. Por favor comparta con nosotros sus pensamientos y comentarios. Siéntase en libertad de responder a comentarios anteriores o plantear nuevas ideas. Preguntas previas.

El plomo es altamente tóxico y puede ocasionar serios problemas de salud en grupos susceptibles como los niños. Si va a comprar o alquilar un hogar o apartamento construido antes de 1978, infórmese acerca de los peligros del plomo. Además, la remodelación puede generar mucho polvo si el área de trabajo de la remodelación no es contenida y limpiada debidamente.

¿Qué ha hecho para proteger a los niños del envenenamiento por plomo?

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59 Responses leave one →
  1. Janine Ianniciello permalink
    June 18, 2009

    Does anyone know of any medical experts in the Baltimore MD area for the treatment of exposure to lead paint in infants?

  2. Patrick Egan permalink
    August 26, 2009

    Are you kidding me!?! This invalidates the notion of residential lead issues, just move away. Is that an official EPA position?

  3. annawilliams permalink
    July 6, 2010

    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.
    Thank You.

  4. My Baby permalink
    December 2, 2010

    Well I am not really against the question, your right parents are the one who responsible on taking care or protect their children, but really the parents protect them all the time?
    To protect them, teach them on do’s and dont’s if they already understand on what the adult say, clean our house and make it always safe..

  5. Newcastle Painter permalink
    August 5, 2011

    Wow, keep it up. Such great info!

  6. Bredgette permalink
    November 8, 2012

    You are buying or renting a home or apartment built before.

  7. Sandra Carol permalink
    October 31, 2013

    Thanks for the info, it’s really great that your website has so much interesting stuff to read.

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    April 14, 2014

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