Lead Sources

While paint, dust, and soil are the most common lead hazards, other lead sources also exist.
– Drinking water, your home might have plumbing with lead or lead solder.
– The job, if you work with lead, you could bring it home on your hands or clothes.
– Old painted toys and furniture.
– Food and liquids stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain.
– Lead smelters or other industries that release lead into the air.
– Hobbies that use lead, such as making pottery or stained glass, or refinishing furniture.
– Folk remedies that contain lead, such as “greta” and “azarcon” used to treat an upset stomach.