Get the Lead Out of Your Home- The How To

Get the Lead Out

The toxic metal isn't found only in tap water and old paint. Although leaded gasoline has been banned for decades topsoil in many areas remains contaminated (fallout from the exhaust of automobiles that ran on leaded gas). To be safe, always assume that soil might be contaminated. Dust regularly and make it strict policy that everyone takes off his/her shoes before coming indoors. 


Newspaper ink is another surprising source of lead contamination. Always wash your hands after handling the paper. And never use newspaper to start a fire. If you do, lead dust may be left behind in the ashes. Start your fires with kindling. 


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