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Take the Lead Safety Quiz

Test your knowledge of lead poisoning and how to protect your family. This quiz is based on information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

1. One of the most common places to find lead is in the home.
2. As long as your children don’t eat paint chips, they aren’t in any danger from lead-based paints.
3. Your home was built in 1964, so you don’t have to worry about lead paint in your house.
4. Children should not put their fingers in their mouths when playing outside in the dirt.
5. The most serious effects of lead exposure in children are vomiting and weight loss.
6. Kidney damage and peripheral nerve disorders are two effects of lead exposure in adults.
7. A level of 20 micrograms of lead per deciliter (mcg/dl) of blood is the threshold of concern for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
8. A good way to test for lead at home is to use a do-it-yourself lead test kit.
9. If you are planning to renovate an older home, make arrangements for your children and any pets to stay elsewhere during the work.
10. Encouraging your child to eat plenty of foods that contain iron and calcium will reduce the risk of lead exposure.