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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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