Children are exposed to lead through a variety of sources inside and outside the home.
While most people are familiar with the dangers of lead paint, a most pervasive high-dose exposure is lead-contaminated soil common in city and suburban yards, parks and playgrounds.
Industrial emissions and the exhaust fumes from millions of automobiles burning leaded gasoline have distributed tons of fine lead particles onto vast tracts of city and suburban properties. Here it all lies today poisoning a new class of children each year.
Learn more about the sources of lead by exploring the following topics: