Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can be found throughout our environment, including our homes and drinking water. Lead is most commonly found in paint used before 1978. Children are more susceptible to the harmful effects of exposure to lead because of their developing nervous system. Health effects include behavioral problems, aggressive behaviors, learning disabilities, lower IQ and slower growth. Lead exposure in adults can cause decreased kidney function and have harmful reproductive impacts on both males and females. Lead abatement should be done by a certified professional.
Lead testing is a very simple test that can be done on your own. Click below to learn more about the hazards of lead and find additional lead resources.