You can’t see lead, smell it, or taste it, but it’s everywhere: in water, food, soil, paint, and many other sources; in rural areas and cities; in the wealthiest neighborhoods and the poorest. Almost 75 percent of all homes in America contain lead paint. The EPA estimates that one of every ten preschoolers suffers from some form of lead poisoning, with the results ranging from mild retardation to major brain damage, developmental problems and physical defects. Even low levels of lead exposure among children under six can diminish intelligence and cause behavioral problems.
Lead Is a Silent Hazard is your guide to lead-proofing your home and child's environment. Using real life stories and interviews with medical and health experts, this book explains how you can avoid or eliminate the many sources of lead your child may encounter.
“This book brings home to
every parent the reality – and needless tragedy – of lead poisoning.
Its practical advice should be required reading for parents of preschoolers
and anyone buying or renting an older home or apartment.”
“Lead is the most critical
environmental health problem that faces our children today. Lead Is
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