First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building
11000 Cedar Avenue - 4th Floor Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone 216-368-4837
Home Solutions Reducing Toxins

Safe practices to reduce toxic exposure

Lead has been proven to have harmful effects on children and adults. It poses a serious public health threat to our babies and children, with children under age 3 at greatest risk for lead poisoning. Exposure to lead can result in impaired development and lifetime learning and behavioral problems. Prevention is key; once elevated blood lead levels have been reached, they cannot be reversed. Please share these important documents with friends, colleagues and patients so that we might help more children live a lead-free life.

Lead facts for families

Lead poisoning prevention

Lead facts (rack card)

Protect yourself and your family

Are you pregnant or planning a family? Exposure to lead while pregnant can harm you, your developing baby, and the health of your child long after birth. Lead can be passed through the placenta to the fetus, or through breastmilk to a baby. But there are things you can do to protect yourself and your baby.

Take the Prenatal Risk Assessment for Lead

Fight lead poisoning with a healthy diet

Keep your home lead safe

Learn more about lead and prevention tips

Simple actions to keep your baby safe from toxic chemical exposures

If you have a baby or are planning to have one soon, Healthy Babies Bright Futures has many resources to help, including tips for safe baby food, safe products for pregnancy and parenthood, lead testing, and even healthy gardening tips! Learn more here.

Also, please take a moment to visit Project Tendr to learn more about scientific evidence linking toxic environmental chemicals to neurodevelopmental disorders, including:

Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

Lead in Drinking Water


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