Lead is one of those things many people don’t think about when it comes to home safety. Well, I mean, they used to, but they don’t tend to focus on it as a real threat anymore. However, this simply isn’t the case. Some paints still contain lead as do other materials around the house. Lead is also present in gasoline.
Lead can enter the body through many means including the air, the soil, food, water and even in dust. Lead poisoning is especially dangerous to children. Children are often on the floor and down at the level where lead dust may settle. You can keep your children safe by:
– Laying a blanket on the floor during playtime.
– Always ensuring your child’s pacifier is clean.
– Cleaning windowsills with a damp cloth to pick up paint dust and chips.
– Keep children away from any paint that is chipping badly.
– Instill the habit in your children of washing their hands regularly.
These are just a few of the things you can do to keep your home safe. You can also purchase lead detector kits that inform you if you have unsafe levels of lead on various surfaces in your home or even in your water.