What is lead?
  • Lead is a bluish-gray metal that has no special taste or smell.
  • Lead is often used in products such as paint and water pipes because it makes products more durable and helps keep things from corroding.
  • Lead is especially common in homes built prior to 1978.

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1. How can I reduce my child's exposure to lead?
2. How can lead affect me and my family's health?
3. Is there a medical test to determine whether I have been exposed to lead?
4. What is lead?
5. Where can I get more information?