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How can lead get into dust?

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Although lead-based paint hasn't been sold since 1978, plenty of older homes still have it. Tiny fragments of lead paint can float through the air and build up on surfaces throughout your house. Babies can pick them up on their hands and get them into their mouths. They can also breathe them in directly. It doesn't take much. Even at very low levels of exposure, lead dust can cause harm.

From: 5 Surprising Sources of Lead Exposure WebMD Medical Reference

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California Department of Education.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

California Department of Education.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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