American Lead Poisoning Help Association, Inc.

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Sources of Lead

For a list of specific items that have been recalled please click here.

HOUSEHOLD
Lead Paint
Drinking Water (lead pipes, solder, brass fixtures, valves can all leach lead)
Metal Jewelry
Toys
Costume Jewelry
Stained Glass
Soil/dust near lead industries, roadways, lead-painted homes
Ceramic Ware/Glazed Pottery
Leaded Crystal
Mini Blinds
Imported Candies and Foods

WORK RELATED
Making stained-glass windows
Glazed pottery making
Recycling or manufacturing automobile batteries
Plumbers, pipe fitters
Shipbuilders
Lead mining, refining, smelting, and manufacturing industry employees
Printers
Plastic manufacturers
Police officers
Steel welders or cutters
Construction workers
Rubber product manufacturers
Bridge reconstruction workers
Firing range instructors

HOBBIES
Fishing Weights
Jewelry Making
Making stained-glass windows
Glazed pottery making
Target shooting at firing ranges
Lead soldering (e.g., electronics)
Painting
Preparing lead shot or fishing sinkers
Car or boat repair
Home remodeling
Tobacco smoking

HOME HEALTH REMEDIES
Azarcon and Greta which are used for upset stomach or indigestion
Pay-loo-ah  which is used for rash or fever
Folk remedies
Cosmetics

Links to other sites that list sources of lead in the environment:

Australia EPA's website:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/leadsafe/leadinf6.htm