How did my child become lead poisoned?

Most children in Iowa get lead poisoning from chipping and peeling lead based paint in homes built before 1960. Children often become lead poisoned from putting items that have lead dust on them in their mouths or from inhaling lead dust. Other sources of lead poisoning can be lead glazed pottery or certain home remedies including ayurvedic herbal supplements. In many cases, the local health department will investigate your child's lead poisoning to determine the source of the lead and help you to eliminate the lead hazards.