Harnett County,
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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Information


Sources of Lead Include:

  • Lead-Based Paint, Dust, and Soil
  • Air Pollution
  • Drinking-Water
  • Traditional Medicines
  • Lead-Glazed Ceramics
  • Parental Occupations and Hobbies
  • Food, Including Spices and Candy
  • Vinyl Miniblinds
  • Lead Contaminated Toys

Children are at Greater Risk than Adults:

  • Hand to Mouth Activity
  • Greater Sensitivity to Lead
  • Absorb More Lead

Effects of Lead Exposure:

  • Behavior Problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • A lower IQ
  • Mental Retardation
  • Possible Death



  • North Carolina Healthy Homes



  • NC DHHS Health Hazards Control, Lead-Based Paint Management



  • Environmental Protection Agency, Information on Research, Screening, and Lead Poisoning




Steps to Prevent Lead Exposure in Children- English

Steps to Prevent Lead Exposure in Children- Spanish

Steps to Lead Safe Renovation and Repair

Cleaning up Lead- English

Cleaning Up Lead- Spanish

5 Ways to Lower Elevated Blood Lead Levels


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