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Do kids still get lead poisoning in the us? What are the sources?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes/depends

Lead is still an issue but less common.
since the removal from most paints and gasoline, the incidence has dropped but the impact is still worrisome enough to be monitored. Random cases have emerged from kids gnawing on painted toys imported from overseas, home renovations, parents bringing home contaminated clothing for lead foundries.It can emerge in any ethnic/socioeconomic situation.

In brief: Yes/depends

Lead is still an issue but less common.
since the removal from most paints and gasoline, the incidence has dropped but the impact is still worrisome enough to be monitored. Random cases have emerged from kids gnawing on painted toys imported from overseas, home renovations, parents bringing home contaminated clothing for lead foundries.It can emerge in any ethnic/socioeconomic situation.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Lead paint in older buildings is still a source.

In brief: Yes

Lead paint in older buildings is still a source.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes they do

The major source of lead poisoning, is environmental, lead in residential housing, peeling paint inside and lead in the groundaround housing or where children play.
Lead is a contaminant left from manufacturing sites.

In brief: Yes they do

The major source of lead poisoning, is environmental, lead in residential housing, peeling paint inside and lead in the groundaround housing or where children play.
Lead is a contaminant left from manufacturing sites.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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