Lead Poisoning Directory
Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as food, dust, paint, or water. Too much lead in the body can cause irreversible problems in growth and development in children and cause serious health problems for adults. The most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and dust found in old homes or buildings. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about lead poisoning, what it looks like, how to prevent it, what to do if you get sick, and much more.
Testing for and Removing Lead Paint
Does your house have dangerous lead-based paint on the walls? WebMD tells you how to find out -- and how to fix it.
5 Surprising Sources of Lead Exposure
Lead poisoning is a serious risk for young kids. WebMD offers tips for preventing lead exposure close to home.
What Should I Do If I’m Worried about Lead in My Home?
Do you have lead in your home? There are several ways to find out. Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.
Lead Blood Test: What to Expect
If you or your child has been exposed to lead, you both should be tested. A lead blood test is simple, and it provides information that could save your life.
Buying Safe Toys for the Holidays
At a time when children are compiling their holiday wish lists, parents are fretting over another one: the safe toy list.
Lead in Toys: Could It Be Lurking in Your Home?
While many dangerous toys have been recalled, lead has been found in some that haven't made any recall list. Here's what you need to know.
Are Natural Beauty Products Better?
Be careful with "natural cosmetics": they may not be better and they may not be safer.