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Health Risks from Arsenic and Lead

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Long-term exposure to low levels of arsenic and lead can harm your health.

You may get exposed if you accidentally swallow or breathe in contaminated soil.

Children under six are most at risk because they are still growing and developing. They put hands and toys in their mouths and can ingest arsenic and lead.

Arsenic may contribute to health problems later in life including:

  • Certain types of cancer.
  • Heart disease.
  • Type II Diabetes.

In children, lead can cause:

  • Developmental delays.
  • Lower IQ.
  • Behavioral problems.

Long-term lead exposure in adults can affect blood pressure and heart health.

Protect your family by practicing Healthy Actions. These are healthy habits to help prevent the ingestion of arsenic and lead.