News tagged with lead exposure

No amount of lead is safe for kids

(HealthDay)—No amount of lead exposure is safe for children, and stricter regulations are needed to protect youngsters from this serious health threat, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

Jun 20, 2016
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Kids face higher lead exposure playing in urban gardens

Cornell and New York state scientists estimate that some gardeners who toil in urban gardens and children who play in them could be exposed to lead levels that exceed U.S Food and Drug Administration thresholds. Their new ...

Apr 08, 2016
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In kids, even low lead levels can cause lasting harm

The recent firestorm over lead exposure from drinking water in Flint, Michigan is a reminder of the enduring risk posed by environmental lead. While we can all agree that it is unacceptable for children to be exposed to dangerously ...

Feb 03, 2016
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