Lead poisoning risk increases during the summer

In the summer, the risk for lead poisoning rises.

Windows are opened and home improvement projects begin, which kicks up a lot of lead dust.
In addition, people can come into contact with lead if soil around their homes or indoor flooring is contaminated with lead chips from aging houses.
It’s important to be mindful of lead exposure, especially around children, doctors say.
Doctor Thakur recommends keeping kids away from areas of the home being remodeled.
She also advises people hire lead-safe certified contractors to ensure all work is done properly.