Lead is a naturally occurring metal found in the earth's crust. It is highly toxic and produces a range of adverse health effects, particularly in young children. Much of the lead in our environment comes from burning fossil fuels, mining, and manufacturing. Children are most often poisoned by lead paint and lead dust in older homes. Because of health concerns, lead in gasoline, paints, and other products has been dramatically reduced, but many children are still poisoned every year.
- Health Risks of Lead Exposure
Health problems associated with lead, including symptoms and potential sources of lead poisoning.
- Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips
What you can do to prevent lead poisoning.
- Washtenaw County Lead Poisoning Prevention Services
Listing of services offered by Washtenaw County, including water testing, and more.
- Michigan Healthy Homes Section
Information and resources about lead poisoning prevention in Michigan.
Link to EPA website with information on lead poisoning, prevention, and renovation requirements.
- For More Information
Phone numbers and links to helpful resources.
For more information, please contact Angela Parsons.