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What can you do to reduce blood lead levels?
  • Ask a doctor to test your child if you are concerned about your child being exposed to lead.
  • Talk to your state or local health department about testing paint and dust from your home for lead if you live in a house or apartment built before 1978, especially if young children live with you or visit you.
  • Damp-mop floors, damp-wipe surfaces and frequently wash a child’s hands, pacifiers and toys to reduce exposure to lead.
  • Use only cold water from the tap for drinking, cooking and for making baby formula.  Hot water is more likely to contain higher levels of lead, and most of the lead in household water usually comes from the plumbing in your house, not from the local water supply.
  • Avoid using home remedies (such as azarcon, greta, pay-loo-ah) and cosmetics (such as kohl, alkohl) that contain lead.
  • Take basic steps to decrease your exposure to lead (for example, by showering and changing clothes after finishing the task) if you remodel buildings built before 1978 or if your work or hobbies involve working with lead-based products.
Indiana Lead and Healthy Homes Program
 
Please contact one of our Environmental Sanitarians at (812) 349-2882 for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
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