How can I avoid health problems from lead poisoning

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If you work with lead, try to protect yourself and your family by:

  • not getting powdered glaze on your hands or in your mouth.
  • keeping children away from your work area.
  • cleaning up with damp cloths rather than sweeping, so that less lead dust gets into the air.
  • washing your hands well after working.
  • eating foods that contain a lot of calcium and iron. These foods help keep lead from getting into your blood.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
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