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5 Home Hazards Facing Young Children

The home is a place of safety and security. However, it can also be a place of danger to children if the appropriate steps are not taken to inspect, identify, and remove potential dangers. The identification of potential hazards may prevent an accident that may cause serious health problems.  Poisons Remove all poisons from within reach of children. This means cubbies, drawers, and storage areas in the kitchen, bathroom, garage, and even the shed. Put all poisons and other harmful materials up and ... Read more

What is Lead Poisoning?

What is lead poisoning? Lead is a natural mineral that has been used in many products. Lead is harmful to the human body. There is no known safe level of lead in the body. Small amounts of lead can build up in the body and cause lifelong learning and behavior problems. Buildup of lead in the body is referred to as lead poisoning. Lead Poisoning is the most common environmental illness in California children. Who should worry about lead poisoning? Children under six years old and fetuses are ... Read more