How can I protect myself and my household

  • Do not put leaded items in your mouth (fishing sinkers, etc.).
  • Wash your hands before eating or drinking.
  • Avoid touching your face while working with lead materials.
  • Change your clothes before going into your home.
  • Take off your shoes before going into your home.
  • Wash work clothes separately from other laundry.
    • After washing lead-contaminated clothing and removing them from the machine, run the rinse cycle once before using the washing machine again.
  • Work with lead in a well-ventilated area outside of the home.
  • Follow lead-safe work practices at your job.