Summary of Steps You Can
Take to Prevent Lead Poisoning
Have your child screened annually at least at ages 1 and 2, or more often if you are at increased risk.
Feed your children a nutritious diet, with regular meals and healthy snacks, low in fat and high in calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamin C.
Be careful not to bring home lead dust from work or hobby. If you are involved in some activity that brings you in contact with lead, change your clothes and remove your shoes before entering your family's living space, and launder your lead‐ contaminated clothes separately.
Always check the labels of any art supplies you use to see if they contain lead. If they do, be sure to use adequate ventilation and wash your hands well when you are finished, especially before eating or coming into contact with young children.
Test the paint in your home if it was painted before 1978. Unless and until you know that you don't have lead paint in your home, take the following precautions:
Wet mop floors and wash hard surfaces regularly.
Have floor coverings professionally cleaned or vacuum with a HEPA vac.