Ask your parents or teacher to read our book, The Lead Detectives. It will teach you all about lead and how to keep yourself safe. If you would like your own copy, please visit www.omahahealthykids.org.
Your are invited to join the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance Lead Detective Academy. You will learn about the dangers of lead and ways to keep lead-safe at home and in your neighborhood. Lead poisoning is a serious problem in Omaha and it will take a collective effort from everyone in our community to prevent lead poisoning.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OMAHA HEALTHY KIDS ALLIANCE for more information.
THE LEAD DETECTIVE
HOW IT HURTS KIDS
- Lead is bad for you if it gets inside your body.
- It can hurt your brain and make it hard for you to learn.
- Kids are more likely to be harmed by lead because their bodies are developing fast and little kids often put their hands in their mouths.
You could have lead in your neighborhood if there are houses built before 1978.
- Lead paint may be on old windows and old doors.
- Lead paint may be on old stairs and railings.
- Lead paint dust and flakes may be in the dirt around old houses.
- Lead may be in places where workers are fixing old buildings.