Indoor Air Quality: Lead in your home
Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be emitted into the air from motor vehicles and industrial sources, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk.
Most Common Sources of Lead Poisoning:
- Deteriorating lead-based paint
- Lead contaminated dust
- Lead contaminated residential soil
Montana Lead News
EPA Lead Information
Contact the National Lead Information Center to receive a general information packet, to order other documents, or for detailed information or questions.
By Phone: call and speak with a specialist Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern time (except federal holidays) at 1(800) 424-LEAD .
By Recorded Message: the NLIC telecommunications systems has the capability to receive recorded messages in English and Spanish 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 1(800) 424-LEAD .
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