Family safety

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Preparing for a baby

Expectant parents can take several steps to protect themselves and their babies from lead hazards.

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Keeping your children safe from lead hazards

There are several ways to reduce your child’s lead exposure at home.

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Testing for lead poisoning

Testing your child's blood for lead is the best way to tell if there's too much lead in his or her body.

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Keep your kids safe by:

  • Covering holes in walls
  • Wash children's toys
  • Wash children's hands and faces often
  • Serve and store food in lead-free containers
  • Avoid folk medicines and cosmetics containing lead

More tips for keeping kids safe

Additional information for…
Property owners
  • The do's and don'ts of home renovation
  • What to look for in a lead contractor
  • How to find a lead contractor
  • Required disclosures to tenants
  • Right of inspection
  • Right of notification of lead hazards
  • Notifying landlords about possible lead in homes
  • If a landlord won't address a lead hazard
Childcare providers
  • Childcare provider responsibilities
  • Educational information
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