How To Prevent Lead Exposure
Thankfully, children in North Carolina are not at risk from lead. Lead is found most often in neighborhoods with older homes. That means children in low-income families are often at greater lead risk.
Lead Fast Facts
Most homes, schools and buildings built after 1950 have no lead paint.
Still, about 0 % of homes in North Carolina were built before 1960.
In North Carolina, most children’s lead risk is very low. Only about 0 % of those tested each year have elevated lead.
Water pipes and faucets installed before 1960 may contain lead. Using a water filter can get the lead out.
Lead Exposure is Preventable
The best way to protect kids from lead exposure is to be proactive about getting rid of lead. Don’t wait for a child to be found with lead in their body.
Explore the resources below to learn about easy steps to lead prevention in your home.
If you’re thinking about getting a lead test for yourself or your child, visit our Talking to your Healthcare Provider page.