Who can get Lead Poisoning?
Adults and Children between the age of 6 months and 6 years.
How does Lead effect Children?
Lead poisoning can cause brain damage, learning and behavior problems
Where is Lead found?
Why are children high risk?
Children especially small children place everything in their mouths. They also play in areas that contain lead paint chips and dust may have fallen. When children chew on surfaces containing lead or lead dust, they may become lead poisoned. Children also:
eat paint chips
- chew on windowsills and railings
- eat dirt
- put fingers and toys into their mouths
How to test my child for lead poisoning?
Lead Poisoning and Nutrition
Often, there are no signs to Lead Poisoning. Some children may get a stomach ache, feel fatigue or crabby. They may be lead poisoned, but to be to certain have them tested.
Healthy foods that help keep Lead from hurting my children
Parents/guardians should feed prepare foods high in CALCIUM, IRON andVITAMIN C to assist with flushing the Lead out of the childs body. Feed children the following foods often:
red meats & poultry
oysters, clams & mussels
dried beans & peas
fish, tuna & salmon
raisins, dates & prunes
green leafy vegetables
Purchase Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Sherman Park Community Association partners with Growing Power, Inc. to find out more information regarding purchasing Market Baskets for seniors, or families containing for or more please contact SPCA @ 414-444-9803 ext. 104 or visit www.growingpower.org