Eating or swallowing soil that contains lead is a common way of getting lead into your body. Children get lead in their bodies when they put their hands, toys or other items covered with lead dust in their mouths. When lead gets into your body, it may cause health problems. To lower the amount of lead that gets into your body from soil, follow these simple steps:You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Yard (PDF)(1 pg, 255 K)