Lead in the Neighborhood
|are in school.|
|Ms. Marble, their teacher, says to the class,|
"There is something dangerous
|in our neighborhood. Do you know what it is?|
Sherman, Henry, Agatha, and Elisa do not know.
|Ms. Marble says, "We have lead in our |
neighborhood. There is lead in old paint. There
|is lead in the flakes from old paint.|
There is lead in the dust from old paint."
|Lead is bad for you if it gets inside your body,"|
says the teacher. "It can make you sick. It can hurt
your brain and make it hard for you to learn. But
you can keep lead out of your body. I'll tell you how."