Other Sources of Lead

. While paint, dust, and soil are the most common lead hazards, other lead sources also exist.
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* Drinking water. Your home might have plumbing with lead or lead solder. Call your local health department or water supplier to find out about testing your water. You cannot see, smell, or taste lead, and boiling water will not get rid of lead. If you think your plumbing might have lead in it:
  • Use only cold water for drinking and cooking.
  • Run water for 15 to 30 seconds before drinking it, especially if you have not used your water for a few hours.
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* The job. If you work with lead, you could bring it home on your hands or clothes. Shower and change clothes before coming home. Launder you clothes separately from the rest of your family's.
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* Old painted toys and furniture.
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* Food and liquids stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain.
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* Lead smelters or other industries that release lead into the air.
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* Hobbies that use lead, such as making pottery or stained glass, or refinishing furniture.
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* Folk remedies that contain lead such as "greta" and "azarcon" used to treat an upset stomach.
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. All lead hazard information contained herein reproduced from the United States Environmental Protection Agency booklet entitled "Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home". Co-Authored by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. CPSC, Washington, D.C. Information on this web site pertaining to lead hazards is based upon current scientific and technical understanding of the issues presented and is reflective of the jurisdictional boundaries established by the statutes governing the co-authoring agencies. Following the advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all health hazards that can be caused by lead exposure.
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