Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Why should I be concerned about lead poisoning? FAQ # 2

Why should I be concerned about lead poisoning?
A. Wisconsin consistently ranks in the top ten states in the nation for the number of children identified with lead poisoning, and since 1996 more than 44,000 Wisconsin children younger than 6 years of age were identified with lead poisoning. Lead poisoning interferes with the normal development of a young child’s brain, resulting in lowered IQ, attention disorders, developmental delays and aggressive behavior problems. Children who are lead poisoned are more likely to suffer as adults from kidney disease, diabetes, cognitive deficits such as memory loss and Alzheimer’s, and early death from high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.

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