LEAD Poisoning TIPS to stay SAFE [All Ages] | Dr. Raj

Lead Poisoning tips to stay safe is relevant to children of all ages. Lead poisoning is a common and dangerous problem. These 10 Simple TIPS will keep your child safe. Lead poisoning can occur with water, food, soil, floor, house and many other daily activities. I have provided simple tips with examples on how you can keep you child safe. Thank you for watching. đź”´SUBSCRIBEđź”´ https://www.youtube.com/HealthForKiddies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthforkiddies Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthforkiddie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthforkiddies/ CLOSED CAPTION This is Dr. Raj with 10 simple tips to prevent lead poisoning in your child. Wash hands frequently. Lead is a heavy metal and it tends to sit on the soil and on the floor. Children have the habit of putting their hand in the mouth all the time. So it is important to remind them to wash their hands before eating, after outdoor play and before bed time so you can prevent any lead from going into their body. Tip 2: Eat healthy diet. Poor eating habits increases the absorption of lead in the body. It is important to make sure Children eat enough amounts of Vitamin C, iron and calcium to prevent lead absorption into the body. Tip 3:Watch out for toys. There are lot of toys in the market which can have lead based paint in them. Children can suck on them, bite on them, or chew on them. So make sure children don\’t do that and also wash their hands after they use these toys. Tip 4:Maintain your house clean. Of course there are so many reasons to maintain your house clean. Clean the window surfaces and furniture with a wet cloth. Lead tends to settle on these surfaces and children can bite them and then get lead into their body. Tip 5:Storing Food. Store your food in either glass or stainless steel containers. Do not store them in any ceramic containers. Ceramic containers tend to be coated with lead. Storing and eating them from ceramic containers can actually make lead to go into your body. Tip 6:Watch for lead in your drinking water. Drinking water can be carried through lead pipes and any corrosion of these pipes can leak lead into the water. Wondering how can you have a safe drinking water? If the water has been sitting for more than 6 hours then make sure you flush the pipes by either taking the shower, doing laundry, washing utensils before actually use that water for consumption. If you have a tap system where you get both hot water and cold water, make sure you use the cold water for cooking and drinking. Boiling water will not reduce the amount of lead. There are commercially available test kits to check for lead in your water. If the lead in the water is high you can use a water filter. Tip 7: Watch out for paint in the house. If you live in a older house it is more likely to be painted with a lead based paint. If you are renovating a older house, this will generate a lot of particles containing lead, so keep children out from there. Tip 8:If you work in a job with a high exposure to lead, examples are petrol industry, ceramics, battery, any house hold industry where you use lead as raw materials make sure you leave your work clothes, have a shower and then enter inside the house. If this is not an option, then make sure you wash your work clothes separately. Tip 9:Watch out for cosmetics. Kohl or kajal is used in some cultures and its actually applied beneath the eyes and this can have a high content of lead. The other thing is Sindoor or Kumkum which can have 50-60% of lead and can especially be dangerous when applied to children. Last protip. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends checking lead levels when the child is 1 year and 2 years of age. Consider talking to your doctor about any lead exposure in your child. Thank you for watching. If you like the video, hit the like, subscribe and share button. Take care, I will talk to you soon, bye. iphone 11 & Canva MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER: All content in this video and description including information, opinions, content, references and links are for informational pur¬poses ONLY. Accessing, viewing, reading or otherwise using this content, or providing any medical information to the author does NOT create a physician-patient relationship. The information in this video is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for services of a trained physician or health care professional, or otherwise to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should con¬sult a licensed physician or appropriately credentialed health care worker or your own doctor/healthcare professional in all matters relating to your health or your child’s health or both. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have seen or read in this video.

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