Federal Committee Wanting to Lower Lead Poisoning Threshold
The Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention is pushing the government to have more strict standards on what is considered Lead Poisoning. As of 2012, Lead Poisoning is classified by having 10micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. The committee wants to change this number to 5 micrograms.
Lead poisoning has many side effects like brain damage, and internal organ problems. Many children have lead poisoning, but there are so many unreported cases. It is impossible to know the actual amount. Next week, the committee will be voting on the matter. They feel like this will improve the health and minds of growing children.
Lead can be found in old homes with old paint. It can also be found in soil or dust from industrial areas. To see if your child has lead poisoning or to check the amount of lead in their body, just go to your physician for a simple blood test.
Many homes have been renovated to lessen the amount of lead in the home. However some rental properties that have been improperly maintained. If your child has ingested any chipped paint and they have a positive test for lead poisoning, you should contact a lawyer.
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