Lead naturally exists in the environment.  Soil can have lead from natural sources or can be contaminated from:

  • Lead-based paint
  • Lead dust
  • Leaded gasoline
  • Nearby factories or businesses that use lead

How am I exposed to lead in soil?

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What are the health effects?

  • What are the health effects?

    Most people who have lead in their blood do not look or act sick. However, there is no safe level of lead in the blood. 

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How can I protect myself from lead in soil?

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