Tag Archive: Lead poisoning

Common Lead Paint Myth: Only Children are at Risk from Lead Poisoning

May 25, 2023

Children are most likely to get lead poisoning from lead paint through hand-to-mouth activity, as they’re playing inside or outside of the house. Teenagers are at risk if they live with an adult who’s exposed to lead at work, tracking it into the house through their clothing or shoes. Both groups are highly sensitive and need extra guidance to avoid... Read More

Lead Paint Myth: Eating Paint Chips Is the Only Way to Get Lead Poisoning

May 12, 2023

In the late 70’s the federal government banned lead paint because of its human health risks. Since then, it’s been widely understood that lead paint causes physical and neurological damage when ingested. While that’s true, many households still don’t realize that eating paint chips is not the only way people can get lead poisoning. In this guide, we’ll bust that... Read More