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Lead Safety Awareness in Your Home

By Kimberly Martin on 30 May 2014.

Over many years, lead—a naturally-occurring metal found in the Earth—has been used as an ingredient for dozens of household items and products. Common materials like gasoline, paint, pipe soldering, drinking water pipes, vinyl, brass, shingles, and more have all used lead as an ingredient in the past. Because lead is such a durable, useful metal, its widespread use in these items doesn’t come as a surprise. The downfall is lead’s toxicity to human health. That’s why today we’re informing you on the risks of lead in older homes and what you can do to combat it if you think your home is at risk.

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