LEAD AWAY: Quick Tips for Parents and Caregivers

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Helping to prevent lead poisoning.

        Quick Tips for Parents and Caregivers:

        #1

        Lead can be found in dirt and dust. Leave shoes at the door to make sure dust and dirt stay outside. Wet-dust and wet-mop regularly.

        #2

        Make sure your whole family washes their hands before eating.

        #3

        Keep your child away from dust and peeling paint.

        #4

        Check your child's toys for dust and peeling paint.

        #5

        Check with your doctor about the best time to test your child. Usually children are tested at ages 1 and 2.