Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children. If your house was built before 1978, lead paint on your walls, doors, windows, and sills may be dangerous. The primary source of exposure to children is through the dust from the lead-based paint. Use only certified lead workers for any renovation, repairs, or painting.
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Many parents are concerned about the safety of children’s toys and products. Due to a spike in national recalls for toys containing high levels of lead during 2008, federal legislation was passed that limits the amount of lead in toys and products for children 12 years of age and under.
To help you stay informed of the latest product recalls, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
To read more about the Consumer Product Safety Commission Improvement Act (CPSCIA), go to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.