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How to Protect Children from Lead Poisoning

Unfortunately, children can get lead poisoned just by “being kids.” That is why parents must be especially diligent to protect their children from lead-based products.

There are simple measures you can take to protect your family from lead poisoning, including:

  • Keeping all painted surfaces in good condition, or having your landlord/property owner keep them in good condition.
  • Allow water to run for at least 60 seconds before drinking or using it for a child’s formula/food.
  • Do not scrape or burn old paint off of areas within the home as it can release lead dust and particles that can stay in the air for months.
  • Keep infants and toddlers away from window frames, window sills and door frames, which may be coated with lead paint.
  • Wash your child’s hands and toys to help reduce hand-to-mouth transfer of contaminated dust or soil. 
  • Avoid dusty surfaces by cleaning floors with a wet mop and wiping furniture, windowsills and other dusty surfaces with a damp cloth.
  • Have your children tested for lead poisoning every six months.

Is your child experiencing symptoms of lead poisoning? If you feel that your child may have been exposed to lead-based products, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Get your free consultation today or contact our lead poisoning lawyers by dialing 855-800-0093.