How Lead Poisoning Can Affect Fertility and Pregnancy - Tamara Rubin
how do lead poisoning affect your body
can you die from lead poisoning
It won't kill you immediately, it will build up in your body over time making you sicker and sicker. Weirdly water pipes in houses used to be made of lead because it doesn't corrode. Because the effects of the poisoning can be so slow no one knew how dangerous it was.
What can I do to prevent lead poisoning?
- Wear protective equipment and clothing on the job.Change your clothes, take a shower and wash your hair before leaving the job.Do not shake out these work clothes and do not wash them with other clothing. Clean washable work clothing separately form other clothes. Run the rinse cycle once before using the washer again.Do not eat, drink or smoke in an area where lead is used
Who is at risk?
Children under six years of age spending time in homes built before 1978, with chipping or peeling paint, are at greatest risk. Adults who work with lead on the job are also at high risk. This can include painters, re-modelers, or workers in smelters or battery plants.