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.
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