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There is no safe level of lead exposure.

What is lead?

  • Lead is a toxic metal used in many industries and found in several consumer products. Lead poisoning can occur when lead builds up in the body. No amount of lead in the body is considered safe.

Exposure to lead can harm a child's health as well as these following effects:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Slowed growth and development
  • Learning and behavior problems
  • Hearing and speech problems

This can cause:

  • Lower IQ
  • Decreased ability to pay attention
  • Underperformance in school

*Information is from Nebraska DHHS Website.

Facts about Lead


Brochures about Lead Prevention/Information

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