Health Tip: Exposure to Lead

(HealthDay News) — Lead is a heavy metal that’s found in many common sources. Prolonged exposure, particularly among children, may damage developing brain, kidneys and other organs.

The New York State Department of Health lists these possible sources of lead:

  • Soil and dust.
  • Drinking water.
  • Paint.
  • Some imported foods or candies.
  • Window mini-blinds.
  • Glazed china, crystal and ceramics.
  • Metal jewelry.
  • Some cosmetics.
  • Meat from animals hunted with lead bullets.