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RECORD NUMBER: 17 OF 31
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Lead poisoning and your children.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA 800-B-92-0002; EPA 800-B-92-002|
|Subjects||Lead poisoning in children--United States--Prevention. ; Pediatric toxicology--United States--Prevention. ; Lead poisoning in children--Prevention. ; Pediatric toxicology--Prevention.|
|Additional Subjects||Lead poisoning ; Children ; Exposure ; Pollution control ; Health effects ; Toxicity ; Lead paint poisoning|
|Collation||1 sheet : color illustrations ; 43 x 28 cm folded to 22 x 10 cm|
About one in eleven children in America have high levels of lead in their blood, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. You may have lead around your building without knowing it because you can't see, taste, or smell lead. You may have lead in the dust, paint, or soil in and around your home, or in your drinking water or food. Because it does not break down naturally, lead can remain a problem until it is removed. Before we knew how harmful it could be, lead was used in paint, gasoline, water pipes, and many other products. Now that we know the dangers of lead, house paint is almost lead-free, leaded gasoline is being phased out, and household plumbing is no longer made with lead materials.
"February 1995." "EPA 800-B-92-002."