Living safely in an old home, especially with kids
Librarian at the University of Notre Dame
“Why We Should Worry About Lead Poisoning in a New Home”
Kate Kirkwood, runs a consulting business in New Hampshire focusing on childhood lead poisoning. In this TEDx talk, she goes through common household objects to show that lead paint can still be found in items produced recently. In South Bend, the lead problem is commonly attributed to older homes, but this talk is a reminder to be cautious about everything you come into contact with!
How to Remove Lead Paint Safely
There are some basic things that you can do in your older home to reduce lead exposure. Encapsulating—or painting over—lead paint is a very common preventative measure. This DIY guide provides good tips for how to remove lead paint from windows and other areas that get lots of wear and tear.
Fight Lead with Nutrition
What do leafy green vegetables, beans and oranges have to do with lead? They limit the absorption of lead in the body. This resource from Michigan State University is a good reminder that maintaining a healthy diet is one simple thing you can do to protect you and your children.