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Lead Poisoning: Test Your Home and Family

Lead Poisoning: Test Your Home and Family

You or your children may look healthy. But you can still have high levels of lead in your blood. The only way to know for sure is to have a blood test done by a doctor. You can also have your home, soil, and water tested. Check with your state or county health or safety department.


Don’t use these home remedies. They contain lead.

Azarcon: A bright orange powder used for stomach problems

Bala Goli: A flat, round black bean used for stomach problems

Ghasard: A brown powder to aid digestion

Greta: A yellow powder used for stomach problems

Kandu: A red powder used for stomach problems

Kohl (Alkohl): A black powder used for skin infections and eye makeup

Pay-loo-ah: A red powder used for rash or fever

Where Is Lead Found?

You may know that lead is found in older types of paint. But lead could also be in other places:

  • Your home and yard

  • Your children’s playground and school

  • Industrial worksites


Woman at kitchen sink and boy at kitchen table. Led may be in surfaces with old paint, vinyl mini blinds, led crystal or led-glazed dishes, old painted furniture and toys, fishing sinkers, shotgun shells, tobacco products, match tips, batteries, soil, exhaust from leded gas, industrial pollution, fertilizer, dust, drinking water from led-soldered plumbing.



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