Lead paint contains lead, a toxic heavy metal that can lead to lead poisoning. So, if you suspect your Mercer Island home has lead paint reach out to a contractor for lead paint removal as soon as possible. Children with lead poisoning can suffer from learning disabilities, developmental delays and behavioral problems. Adults with lead poisoning can experience seizures, internal organ damage, digestive traumas, and impairments in nervous system and brain functioning. The Federal government has reported that no amount of lead ingestion is safe and, in high doses, lead poisoning can cause death.