According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 535,000 children in the United States between the ages of 1-5 have elevated blood lead levels.
Even children that seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. Children can get lead in their bodies by either ingesting lead dust, soil tainted with lead, or paint chips with lead in them. Fortunately, lead poisoning is a totally preventable disease. With some precautions, you may reduce your child's risk of lead poisoning.