Some people will develop health problems or Lead poisoning if they are exposed to enough lead. If untreated, Lead poisoning can be serious.
Lead is taken into the body through food, water and air. Most of this lead is not absorbed by the body. However, some people will develop health problems or lead poisoning if they are exposed to enough lead. If untreated, Lead poisoning can be serious.
Where does lead come from?
Lead may come from a number of sources. These include old paint and some industries, for example, battery manufacture.With the removal of lead from petrol in 1996, the main source of non-occupational exposure to lead -is lead-based paint on and around houses built before about 1970, but particularly before 1945. On many older houses, the old paint may still be in place, painted over or flaking off. When old paint is removed, the lead in it may settle in dust or soil.