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Lead can be found in drinking water. Make it a habit to:
Lead can be found in homes built before 1978, especially prior to 1950, so assume the paint contains lead. Make it a habit to:
Lead can be found in the soil from both peeling paint chips that fall from a house and past use of leaded gasoline. Exhaust from leaded gasoline settled onto roadways in urban areas and rainwater caused the lead to runoff and settle into the ground. Make it a habit to:
Yes, lead testing is provided for children under the age of 6 by appointment. Testing is free and requires only a fingerstick. Children with Medicaid must see their physician for lead testing. Call your local health department or your physician for more information about this test. The Indiana Department of Health recommends that children have this test by age two.