Blood lead levels in Haiti 'a warning for other countries'

Blood lead levels among the population of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince are on average five times higher than in the United States, say researchers, highlighting the urgent need to address the problem in developing countries ...


US lowers cutoff for lead poisoning in young kids

U.S. health officials have changed their definition of lead poisoning in young children—a move expected to more than double the number of kids with worrisome levels of the toxic metal in their blood.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Water crisis took toll on Flint adults' physical, mental health

Since state austerity policies initiated a potable water crisis seven years ago in Flint, Michigan, public health monitoring has focused on potential developmental deficits associated with lead exposure in adolescents or ...

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