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Lead Resources

"Babies and young children are at greater risk of being exposed to lead because they often put their hands and other objects into their mouths. Lead exposure happens when hands and other objects have lead on them from contaminated dust or soil. Children may also be exposed to lead by eating and drinking food or water that has lead in it, using dishes or glasses that contain lead, inhaling lead dust from lead-based paint or lead-contaminated soil, or from playing with toys that have lead paint on them." Find out what you can do to help keep your children and home safe from lead. (

Fight Lead Effects with Learning and Play
Information provided by Michigan State University Extension and the Building Early Emotional Skills in Young Children initiative.
Website: Fight Lead Effects with Learning and Play website.
Fact Sheets and Literature - MDHHS
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides literature to help provide information and awareness about lead safety and prevention. Visit the link below to find out if you're at risk and what you can do to protect your family against lead.
Michigan's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
"Lead is especially dangerous to children because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults do, and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead." Visit Michigan's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to find out more about lead safety to protect your home and family.
Questions & Answers About Childhood Lead Poisoning
Learn the symptoms of lead poisoning, what causes it, and how you can get your child tested if you're concerned.
Website: Questions & Answers About Childhood Lead Poisoning website.
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