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Tips to Prevent Lead Poisoning

Posted on July 31, 2016 4:54 pm under Premises Liability

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) asked doctors last week to begin to proactively test children for lead, with particular concern for children between one and two years old or if they live in areas where homes were built before 1960. The AAP also suggested the federal government provide more funding to lead removal and prevention.

Tips to avoid lead poisoning at home:

  1. Educate yourself on where lead could be: There are plenty of services or do-it-yourself kits that will be able to test your home, land, and water for lead. Some states and health departments will do the testing at no personal cost.
  2. Get tested: If your child spends large amounts of time in a building built before the mid-1900s, go ahead and have a doctor test them.
  3. Get rid of potentially dangerous items: Always clean up after painting or construction projects, make sure their toys are always clean of soil or dust, don’t let your child play in the dirt around older buildings, and have your drinking water checked.

If your child experiences the side effects of lead poisoning after visiting the home or building of someone who you suspect of withholding information that could’ve prevented it, contact the Milwaukee Premises Liability Lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® who will be able to discuss your legal options. Call (414) 271-0900 as soon as possible.