Life-long Effects of Lead Poisoning on Adults – Part 2

Note from Sue Gunderson, Executive Director of CLEARCorps (CCUSA): This Part 2 blog was written by our CCUSA resident researcher and writer, Alexis Acker-Halbur. This topic continues on the whole new topic of exploring adults who may have been lead poisoned as children. We appreciate you taking a moment to read this blog. Also, please look at…

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What’s the Safest Level of Lead? (Part 1)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there exists no safe blood lead level in children. Even at low levels lead affects a child’s IQ ability, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.

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10 Places Lead Can Be Found in Your Home

If your home was built before 1978, there’s a high risk it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint. Here are 10 places where you can find lead in your home: Paint: Lead paint is still present in millions of homes, sometimes under layers of newer paint. Deteriorating…

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Other Places Kids Can Get Lead Poisoned

Children under the age of six are in the most “at-risk” category for lead poisoning — even at lower levels. All children, however, should be careful about lead found in other areas. Lead can be found in paint and plastic but there are places where you may not suspect it: Consumer candies imported from Mexico….

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