Lead poisoning : are you pregnant?
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Description:Lead poisoning is caused by breathing or swallowing lead. Lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby.
Too much lead in your body can:
• Put you at risk of miscarriage
• Cause your baby to be born too early or too small
• Hurt your baby’s brain, kidneys, and nervous system
• Cause your child to have learning or behavior problems
Lead can be found in:
• Paint and dust in older homes, especially dust from renovation or repairs
• Candy, make up, glazed pots, and folk medicine made in other countries
• Work like auto refinishing, construction, and plumbing
• Soil and tap water
Now is the time to keep your baby safe from lead poisoning. Here’s what you can do:
1. Watch out for lead in your home
2. Eat foods with calcium, iron and vitamin C.
3. Talk to your doctor.
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