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Lead Poisoning: Rights, Remedies & Resources

Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than 6 years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.

Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings are the most common sources of lead poisoning in children.  There is treatment for lead poisoning, but taking some simple precautions can help protect you and your family from lead exposure before harm is done.

Legal Aid can help!  View Legal Aid's informative brochure: Lead Poisoning: Know Your Rights, Remedies & Resources.

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