Lead can get into your body many ways. You can breathe in dirt or dust that contains lead. Cookware and some glazed pottery may release lead into food. Some folk remedies and cosmetics contain high levels of lead. Even lead you were exposed to as a child may still be stored in your bones and be released into your blood stream during pregnancy. The lead in your blood stream can pass into your baby’s body and cause the baby to have health problems. Follow these easy steps to lower lead exposure, and protect your unborn baby:You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.