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How rare is it for a normal, healthy child to be actually harmed (not just exposed) by lead in the u.S.?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Not so rare

Old houses are often painted on the oufside with lead paint, particularly in the inner city.
Kids find that the flakes of peeling paint taste sweet and they get their lead poisoning that way. This causes changes in brain development that is not easy to spot and may easily be ascribed to other causes.

In brief: Not so rare

Old houses are often painted on the oufside with lead paint, particularly in the inner city.
Kids find that the flakes of peeling paint taste sweet and they get their lead poisoning that way. This causes changes in brain development that is not easy to spot and may easily be ascribed to other causes.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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In brief: Lead

Lead has also been found in children's toys.
So it is important to have lead screening done.

In brief: Lead

Lead has also been found in children's toys.
So it is important to have lead screening done.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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