Lead Toxicity: Where Is Lead Found?

Summary: Where Is Lead Found?

Lead Source Contaminated Media

Lead solder/pipes

Drinking water

Packages or storage containers

Food, beverages

Paint (pre-1978)

Household dust and soil

Production sources

Imported foods, remedies, cosmetics, jewelry

Mining and smelting

Outdoor air and dust

Workplaces involving lead

Outdoor and indoor air and dust

Gasoline (pre-1988)

Soil

via Lead (Pb) Toxicity: Where Is Lead Found? | ATSDR – Environmental Medicine & Environmental Health Education – CSEM.

Follow the link above for the full article as well as a very good printable resource on sources of lead toxicity.

Tip:  Since calcium apposes leads absorption and storage (especially bone stores) getting adequate calcium is especially important for growing children.  Raw milk, cheese, and yogurt as well as quality calcium supplements and bone broths are excellent sources of calcium.