Published December 15, 2019
Hello all! I created this post to be a summary post (a directory of a kind) to answer this question for those starting from the “Start Here” page. Below are links to some of my more important posts about first steps (or first things you want to read) once you find out your child has been Lead poisoned. Click here to go back to the “Start Here” post. As with everything I write about, I am trying to give my readers a starting point to do their own research and better know what questions to ask and what points to consider when making decisions for their family.
Please let me know if you think I am missing anything from the list below.
- The best way to learn about your situation (fast!) would be to watch my documentary film. It’s a crash course/overview of childhood Lead poisoning.
- Knowing what symptoms you might expect down the line is very helpful: Symptoms in Children
- Most doctors are not concerned about low level exposure (and they should be!), so this is a great article to read and share with your doctor: Symptoms of low-level Lead exposure
- You should get everyone in the home tested if one person tests positive. Here’s a post about what to expect – and what questions to ask – with blood Lead testing.
- You should get your home inspected, here’s a post about that.
- You should get your consumer goods inspected, here’s a post about that.
- It is important to understand how little Lead it takes to poison a child, here’s a good post to help give context to that.
- You might get push back from family and friends. They often say things like “well we turned out just fine”… and this is a good post to help you respond to those sorts of comments.
- Here’s a “what’s next” in terms of what to do with your home.
- Here’s a post discussing next steps once you have located the Lead hazards in your home: “I found Lead paint in my home. Now what?”
- This post discusses the different types of testing you might use (including the type of testing I report on on this blog.)
As always, please let me know if you have any questions. I will do my best to respond to you as soon as I can!