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Protecting Your Family from Lead




Offer foods with: CALCIUM, IRON, AND VITAMIN C

  • Foods with calcium: milk, yogurt, and cheese

  • Foods with iron: meats, poultry, eggs, beans, and fortified cereals

  • Foods with vitamin C: broccoli, oranges, peppers, tomatoes, and strawberries

Why these nutrients?


Studies have shown diets high in these nutrients help the body absorb less lead and are part of a healthy diet!


Feed your family regular meals and snacks.

Doing so may help prevent lead from being absorbed by the body. It is easier for an empty stomach to absorb lead.



Wash veggies and fruits!


Lead may be in the soil where your food was grown. Thoroughly washing veggies and fruits under running water will help to remove lead and harmful bacteria that could make your family sick.



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