Lead Poisoning: Test Your Home and Family
You or your children may look healthy. But you can still have high levels of lead in your blood. The only way to know for sure is to have a blood test done by a health care provider. You can also have your home, soil, and water tested. Check with your state or county health or safety department.
Where is lead found?
You may know that lead is found in older types of paint. But lead could also be in other places:
Your home and yard
Your children’s playground and school
Don’t use these home remedies: They contain lead
The following should be avoided:
Azarcon. A bright orange powder used for stomach problems
Bala Goli: A flat, round black bean used for stomach problems
Ghasard. A brown powder to aid digestion
Greta. A yellow powder used for stomach problems
Kandu. A red powder used for stomach problems
Kohl (Alkohl). A black powder used for skin infections and eye makeup
Pay-loo-ah. A red powder used for rash or fever