Lead and Pregnancy – Protect Your Unborn Baby

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If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant you need to avoid exposure to lead while carrying your baby. If you were exposed to lead in the past, this can also be a problem as lead can be stored in your bones for 20 to 30 years and then be released to your developing baby during pregnancy. Be sure to talk to your medical provider about this.

  • Lead can affect the development of your unborn baby’s brain and nervous system. Your child can then have learning and behavior problems.
  • Lead can cause high blood pressure and complications during pregnancy.
  • Lead can cause your baby to be born prematurely or have a low birth weight. Such babies are at higher risks for illness.
  • Although rare, lead can also cause your pregnancy to end in a miscarriage or a still birth.

 You can get lead in your body from various sources. For more details on sources for lead exposure and links to safe work practices when working with lead please read http://nmhealth.org/eheb/documents/Lead/Lead%20and%20Pregnancy%20for%20web.pdf If you need to remove lead based paint from your home and can’t afford a professional EcoSolve Americas can help with Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover. This water based Eco-friendly paint stripper is designed to keep material being stripped wet for safe removal without creating harmful lead dust. With no fumes, burn or dust hazards Home Strip is the tough not toxic safe lead paint remover for more details on Home Strip products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ EcoSolve strongly recommends when ever working with lead based paint to use safe work practices because we care about your health and safety.

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