According to the EPA lead is an naturally occurring element found in all parts of our environment. It’s found in our air, soil, our water, and even our homes. While lead does have some beneficial uses it can be toxic and cause a host health issues.
Adults exposed to lead may have cardiovascular effects, decreased kidney function and reproductive problems
Pregnant women exposed to lead may have a premature birth, can possibly hurt the baby’s brain, kidney’s, and nervous system, while putting the mother at risk for miscarriage.
Children exposed to lead may have behavior and learning problems, a lower IQ, hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems and anemia.
Pets exposed to lead may exhibit side effects like vomiting, diarrhea, hysteria, extreme anxiety, seizures and blindness.
You can lower your chances of lead exposure by getting a testing today
If you need more information about lead and its effects please visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency