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Homes / buildings that were built before 1978 may contain lead based products. Lead is a metal found naturally in the earth’s surface. Lead can also be produced from burning fossil fuels, manufacturing and mining. Lead is used to produce many items such as batteries, pipes and metal parts for machinery. Because of health concerns, its use has been discontinued in many products such as paint, fuel and kitchenware. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the major source of lead exposure for children in the U.S. is lead based paint and lead-contaminated dust found in deteriorating buildings. However, lead levels can still be present in drinking water. The most common source of lead in drinking water is from leaching household plumbing. Drinking water with more than 15 ppb of lead over long periods of time can cause health effects.
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recommends that anyone who has questions or concerns regarding a child’s exposure to lead please contact their primary doctor to setup an appointment for a lead exposure screening. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with your primary health care provider, call Jefferson County Public Health (303‐232‐6301) for resources in our community.
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