Not too long ago, lead was common in everything from gasoline to house paint. Although we've understood its usefulness since ancient times, it's taken us until recently to fully understand the danger lead poses to our health. Yet, we still struggle with getting it out of our homes and out of our children's hands. In this case, what you don't know can hurt you. So, get the lead out already and take this quiz to test your lead knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
What is the symbol for lead on the periodic table of the elements?
Question 2 of 10
What function does lead carry out in the human body?
Question 3 of 10
When lead enters your system, you body treats it as if it were:
Question 4 of 10
Where can lead be found?
Question 5 of 10
Why is lead effective at absorbing radiation?
Question 6 of 10
What process removes the impurities of lead?
Question 7 of 10
When was leaded gas banned in the United States?
Question 8 of 10
Lead exposure can lead to which of the following?
Question 9 of 10
Why is lead poisoning particularly harmful to a child?
Question 10 of 10