The following are ways to reduce the risk of your child becoming lead poisoned.
Keep painted surfaces in good repair. Avoid peeling and/or chipping paint inside and outside. Containment of paint is the key.
Frequent hand washing. Since children may have lead dust on their hands, frequent hand washing can prevent high lead levels. Wash your child’s hands every time you give them something to eat or drink. This includes before meals, snacks, nap-time, bedtime, and after coming in from playing outside.