Loyola University Chicago

Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities

Lead Facts

‌Ripple effects of childhood lead poisoning

‌In addition to causing health and behavioral problems in children, lead poisoning may result in serious costs to both a child’s future and to society.

‌Sources of lead poisoning

Lead laws ban lead in residential paint, but lead hazards still exist in and around many homes built before 1978.

‌Lead poisoning is preventable

Properly identifying and removing lead hazards before a child is exposed to them prevents lead poisoning.