The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning and WXXI in Rochester, NY provides an overview of lead hazards and lead poisoning, and highlights the importance of getting children tested for exposure to lead in this 10-minute video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0HnWFrQlo4 Resources Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning ABC Lead Resource Center (585) 325-5116 x4510 City of Rochester Lead Program…

 

Lead gets into the body by the following routes of entry: Inhalation (breathing) Ingestion (swallowing) Skin absorption Lead in the Body Lead storage occurs primarily in the bones and soft tissue (liver, kidney and fat). A person can be affected by lead months or years after the initial exposures. Lead is slowly released back into…