Lead is a hot topic these days with water crisis in cities across the United States. Even if your water is safe, there can be lead hazards throughout your home, especially homes built before 1960, which may have lead paint. Lead may also be in soil, jewelry, toys, furniture, cosmetics and plumbing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood lead poisoning is one of the most preventable environmental maladies, but approximately half a million children in the United States have high blood lead levels. Long-term exposure can damage developing brains, bones and nearly all organ systems — often without any symptoms. To learn more about the problem, and how to get a FREE lead testing kit, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.