Here are some lead poisoning prevention tips.
1. Home renovations. Pregnant women and children should avoid being in houses built before 1978 that are being renovated. They also shouldn't be involved in activities that disturb old paint or in cleaning up paint debris.
2. Water. Use only cold tap water for drinking, cooking, and for making baby formula. Hot water is more likely to contain higher lead levels.
3. Lead sources. Familiarize yourself with all the sources of lead poisoning, including artificial turf, toys, and folk medicine.
The Colorado Department of Health has recently updated their Lead Services Directory, which is a great resource to find certified services for your home. In northern Colorado and Fort Collins the Colorado State University Extension office has a created a webpage with very helpful lead information.
*some content Adapted from a previous edition of The Green REsource newsletter