Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

**Pamphlet Review: Protect Your Child from Lead

This little pamphlet suggests plenty of places where lead might by hiding, and gives suggestions to reduce the risk.  Keeping a child's hands clean is a good way to avoid lead, as well as germs.  We all know about old paints, and not letting a child chew on walls, etc.   The paint also turns to powder, so it is important to keep surfaces clean.  Other sources of lead may be imported dishes,   soil can also be a culprit.  It is important to avoid having spots of open soil where children play.  A ground cover of bark or grass is important.  They also give the idea of leaving shoes at the door as ways to avoid the spread of lead.  This is the first time I heard a good reason for living shoes at the door.  Changing clothes after work will avoid spreading lead you may have accumulated during the day.  Bullets and wishing sinker and stained glass supplies contain lead.  If you fear your child may have too much lead you can ask his/her doctor for a test.

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