If my child has an elevated blood lead level (EBLL), what is the one most effective thing I can do to prevent further exposure?
Since the lead is often on the child’s hands first, an effective method to reduce your child’s lead exposure is to wash their hands with bar soap and water at least 6 times per day. Their hands should always be washed before eating and sleeping. Please note that antibacterial hand soap or hand sanitizer that you just rub on your hands (no water involvement) does not remove lead. On the other hand, bar soap and water is effective.

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1. What are symptoms of lead poisoning in a child?
2. How does a child get exposed to lead?
3. What in my home may contain lead?
4. What can I do to protect myself and my family from exposure to lead?
5. What services does Tri-County Health provide if my child has an elevated blood lead level (EBLL)?
6. What foods should I feed my child to reduce the absorption of lead in her body?
7. If my child has an elevated blood lead level (EBLL), what is the one most effective thing I can do to prevent further exposure?
8. How can I find a Colorado certified lead contractor to permanently remove lead-based paint in my home or hire a certified lead professional who can do a lead evaluation of my home?
9. Are there regulations for testing painted surfaces like walls and windows in a home prior to renovations, remodeling projects, repairs, and painting jobs?
10. Can family members bring home lead from their job and lead poison my child?