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Why childhood lead poisoning screening is critical – even now

by Elizabeth Turnbull


This past week public health officials and doctors across the nation raised awareness about lead — a metal found in household items and paint — which has the potential to cause health and developmental issues.

Found in some pots, spices, cosmetics, playgrounds and — most famously — leaded paint, there are many ways to come in contact with lead. Although it can be hard to see any symptoms of lead poisoning initially, over time, high blood lead levels in children have been shown to result in fatigue, irritability, developmental delays, and learning difficulties, among other things. 

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