Lead might be found in products you have in your home. 

These items include:

  • Painted toys, especially older toys.
  • Painted furniture, especially older furniture.
  • Toy jewelry.
  • Cosmetics (makeup).
  • Plumbing products like pipes and fixtures.
  • Cookware including food or liquid containers made of lead crystal, lead-glazed pottery, or porcelain.
  • Dietary supplements.
  • Traditional (folk) medicines.
  • Herbal remedies.
  • Imported spices, including:
    • Sindoor (India/Middle East).
    • Tumeric (India).
    • Lozeena (Iraq).
    • Balguti (India).

How am I exposed to lead in household items and imported goods?

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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 household items and imported goods?

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