What are common sources of lead?

Common sources of lead include paint chips and dust, contaminated soil, drinking water from leaded pipes or dishes, certain jobs or hobbies, and other sources like certain spices, cosmetics, and traditional home remedies. For more specific information about each of these sources, visit our Sources of Lead page.

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1. Is lead really still a problem?
2. If I’m buying or renting a home built before 1978, should I ask whether lead testing has been done on the house?
3. What should I do if I find out my home has lead-based paint?
4. What can I do to protect my child from lead?
5. Are there foods that can help reduce my child’s lead level?
6. What are common sources of lead?