Lead Away!

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Lead is a kind of metal that can be found in some common items. If lead gets into the body, it can make people sick, especially young children whose bodies are growing. When lead gets into the body, it is called lead poisoning. Learning about lead can help your whole family stay healthy. Lead might not be something you can easily see, but everyone in your family can work together to keep the lead away.

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About This Project

Sesame Street Lead Away was created to help parents and children learn that having children's blood tested for lead is crucial, as it is the only way to detect lead poisoning. And, through simple actions, families can avoid exposure to lead and can easily incorporate prevention strategies into everyday routines.