Preventing Lead Poisoning in Children
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Lead Gasoline and Airborne Lead
The shift to unleaded gasoline is beginning to improve air quality in Connecticut. But our state has many heavily traveled highways and residential streets. Cars using leaded gasoline pump lead out of their cars into the air. From there, lead can end up in dirt around homes and playgrounds. Small children, while playing outside, may put dirty hands or objects in their mouths. That provides a direct route from lead into the body.