How can I avoid health problems from lead poisoning?
If you work with lead, try to protect yourself and your family by:
- not getting powdered glaze on your hands or in your mouth.
- keeping children away from your work area.
- cleaning up with damp cloths rather than sweeping, so that less lead dust gets into the air.
- washing your hands well after working.
- eating foods that contain a lot of calcium and iron. These foods help keep lead from getting into your blood.