Lead Poisoning: A Background
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LEAD POISONING
The latest official government
figures on lead poisoning show
that about 1.7 million young
children, or about 8.9% of preschoolers in the United States,
have levels of lead in their
blood that are considered to be
Blood levels of lead have
been declining in the United
States over the past several decades, largely because of the
phaseout of leaded gasoline.
However, at the same time, we
have learned from scientific
studies that lower and lower
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Book title: Getting the Lead Out:The Complete Resource on How to Prevent and Cope with Lead Poisoning.
Contributors: Irene Kessel - Author, John T. O'Connor - Author.
Publisher: Plenum Trade.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 7.
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