Pregnancy and Lead

Am I at risk? Should I be tested? To find out, click here

Are you concerned about lead in drinking water? If so, click here for more information.

How can lead affect your unborn child?

Lead stored in your body can be released from your bones and passed to your unborn child.
Possible affects on your unborn child may include:

  • Damage to the developing brain
  • Being born too soon
  • Slowed growth
  • Learning and behavior problems

How can lead affect a pregnant woman?

Possible affects of lead to a pregnant woman:

  • High blood pressure
  • Miscarriage

Find ways to help reduce your blood lead level and sources of lead in your home in the resources, forms, and publications to the right.