Hidden threats: lead poisoning from unusual sources.

  title={Hidden threats: lead poisoning from unusual sources.},
  author={Timothy F. Jones and William L. Moore and Allen S. Craig and R L Reasons and Werner Schaffner},
  volume={104 5 Pt 2},
It has been estimated that 890 000 children in the United States have blood lead levels (BLLs) of 10 mg/dL, currently defined as a level of concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 The proportion of US children aged 1 to 5 years with BLLs $10 mg/dL has decreased from 88.2% during the period from 1976 through 1980, to 4.4% during the period from 1991 through 1994.2 Although several risk factors have been identified, lead-based paint is currently the most important source… CONTINUE READING

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