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Lead Poisoning and Exposure to Lead
Lead Poisoning in Oregon

Lead poisoning is a significant health concern. Laws and regulations are in place to help protect people from being poisoned, however lead poisoning still threatens many Oregonians, especially children.child looking out window

Although leaded paint and gasoline are no longer used in the United States, many children are still exposed to dangerous amounts of lead. Lead paint dust is the most common way people are exposed, and it is common inside and outside homes built before 1978. Ordinary household repair and maintenance activities stir up dust. People can also get lead in their bodies by eating foods contaminated by lead from the soil, or paint chips.

From here, you can find information about lead poisoning, health effects, lead-based paint rules and regulations, and other lead-based paint topics that impact all Oregonians from parents and families to contractors and real estate agents.