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Lead Poisoning Still a Health Risk for Families

The risk of lead exposure and poisoning is still something parents need to consider. In an Angie’s List article discussing the issue, Dr. Nicholas Newman of Cincinnati Children’s says symptoms of lead poisoning can go unnoticed until a child is older.

Dr. Newman, who is director of the Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at CCH, said that both low-income and affluent families are at risk for lead poisoning and the amount of lead dust necessary to raise blood lead levels is equivalent to a few grains of salt per square foot.

“Not getting exposed is the key, because we can’t undo what’s been done,” Newman said.

Learn more about lead poisoning and how to reduce risk of exposure in the full article at

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