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Lead Poisoning

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 310,000 children in the United States between the ages of 1-5 have elevated blood lead levels.

Even children that seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. Children can get lead in their bodies by either ingesting lead dust, soil tainted with lead, or paint chips with lead in them. Fortunately, lead poisoning is a totally preventable disease. With some precautions, you may reduce your child's risk of lead poisoning.

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Effects of Lead in the Body

Understanding the Dangers

If You Suspect Your Home Has Lead

Testing Your Child for Lead Exposure

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Last Updated: 04/2011