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Missourians Reminded For Lead In Toys For Young Children

As people shop for toys, they should keep in mind that some toys could pose a lead poisoning risk, especially for young children under the age of six. With this reminder, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering facts about lead in some toys, tips for people buying toys for young children, and basic information about lead poisoning and prevention.

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Report Highlights Disparities In Young Children's Health

A new report maps an uneven picture of child health in Toronto. The report, presented to the City's Board of Health, calls on the provincial and federal governments to adopt a child poverty reduction strategy with identified targets and timelines.

"The majority of Toronto's young children are healthy, safe and developing normally," said Dr. McKeown. "However, we have identified significant disparities in young children's health that are related to neighbourhood and family income, family structure, and country of birth."

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