Where is lead found?

While lead paint in homes built before 1978 continues to be the most common source of lead exposure, there are many other lead sources.  Those sources include:

  • Drinking water due to lead pipes
  • Imported food, cosmetics, medications
  • Soil particularly in urban areas and near homes built prior to 1978
  • Consumer products such as imported toys, antique toys and some jewelry 

No amount of lead is safe for the body.  For more information on these sources, see the CDC link below.