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Lead poisoning : are you pregnant?

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      Are you pregnant?
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      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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