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Child Health and Safety

Lead concentration in kids’ blood is associated with behavioral and emotional problems

2014-07-10 17:39
A Chinese kid

There has been a great deal of concern over the years about the potential for adverse effects of exposure to lead on the brains of kids. Lead poisoning is a very serious and preventable cause of behavioral and emotional problems in kids. Recent research shows there is an association between blood concentration of lead and these serious problems in children.

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Kids are at higher risk from toxic metals in dirt than previously thought

2014-06-27 06:57
Kid playing in dirt

Kids are vulnerable to exposure to toxic agents all around them. Due to the sensitive nature of their developing bodies and minds many toxic agents pose a potentially very serious threat to the well being of kids. Soil is one place the risk to kids from toxic metals is often underestimated.

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