National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Are you planning to buy or rent a home built before 1978? Swallowing or breathing in lead causes lead poisoning. Lead harms children between the ages of 0 and 6 years old. If you are pregnant, lead may also harm your baby. Lead hurts the brain and other parts of the nervous system. Some of the health problems caused by lead poisoning may never go away. Lead in a child’s body can: Slow down growth and development; Damage hearing and speech; Cause behavior problems; Make it hard to pay attention and learn #LeadSafety #KnoxHealth

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