When Lead Is Found in Your Water Supply

/ March 11th, 2012/ Posted in Wellness / Comments Off on When Lead Is Found in Your Water Supply

If a lead test shows your water to be unsafe, use bottled water or a water filter that is certified to remove lead. Use only cold water from the tap for drinking, cooking or for preparing baby formula.

Wash children’s toys, pacifiers and bottle nipples frequently. Wash your hands before preparing food, and wash your child’s face and hands before meals.

Feed your child balanced meals that include plenty of calcium and iron-rich foods; these can reduce lead absorption.

Never purchase, store or heat foods in cans manufactured outside the United States; these may contain lead.

Have painted toys and glazed dishes made outside the Unites States tested for lead, or dispose of them. Never use imported dishware to store food.


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