Why is lead-based paint a danger?
Lead is a highly toxic metal that "mimics" the essential mineral calcium, finding its way into the soft tissues of a child's liver, kidneys and brain. Just a slight amount of lead can disrupt a child's development, causing learning and behavioral problems. A child may have lead poisoning and not feel sick.

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1. Who is most affected by lead poisoning?
2. Why is lead-based paint a danger?
3. How can I test my children for lead?
4. How can I learn more?
5. Is there a list of homes that have been made "lead-safe" by the city?