You can keep your child away from any peeling paint which may contain lead. Children should not have toys or old furniture which may have lead paint. Other precautions taken should be to wet mop floors, furniture, and window sills to remove dust. Wash children’s hands before they eat and wash objects children frequently put in their mouths.
The safest time to remove lead paint is when the home is unoccupied. Remember not to dump lead chips outside in the yard where children play. Avoid dry sweeping, because sweeping with a dry broom just creates more dust.
If you are exposed to lead dust at work, be careful with your work clothes. Lead dust can be carried into your home on your clothes. Shower completely and change clothes before going home to play with the children.