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How to Lower Your Risk of Lead Poisoning

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Dr. Nicholas Newman of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says the miniscule amount of lead dust in this vial is enough to raise blood lead levels if inhaled or eaten. (Photo courtesy of Newman)
Dr. Nicholas Newman of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says the miniscule amount of lead dust in this vial is enough to raise blood lead levels if inhaled or eaten. (Photo courtesy of Newman)

Once lead gets into your body, it's hard to get rid of it or undo the damage it can do. Follow these tips to lower your risk of lead poisoning.

Lead Paint Safety: What You Need to Know

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Contractors who remove lead paint with tools, such as a heat gun, must follow strict containment rules. (Photo courtesy of Alpine Environmental)
Contractors who remove lead paint with tools, such as a heat gun, must follow strict containment rules. (Photo courtesy of Alpine Environmental)

Lead paint exposure can occur during home renovation. Protect your family by knowing whether your contractor is EPA lead-certified and what to ask before hiring.

Lead-Safe Practices Checklist

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Before disturbing lead paint, contractors must completely contain the work area. (Photo by Mark Wilson)
Before disturbing lead paint, contractors must completely contain the work area. (Photo by Mark Wilson)

The EPA requires all contractors disturbing a certain amount of paint in pre-1978 homes to follow these safety rules. Make sure they're following every step.

9 spring cleaning tips for allergy sufferers

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Experts recommend using a vacuum with a HEPA filter if you have allergy issues. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Experts recommend using a vacuum with a HEPA filter if you have allergy issues. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Spring cleaning is a double-edged sword. Tidy surfaces bring relief, but cleaning them releases allergens. Follow these tips to overcome the dilemma.

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