Recommendations for Lowering Levels of Lead Poisoning Standards

January 12, 2012 – Medline Plus reports that the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention has issued a recommendation that the levels considered to be toxic when it comes to lead exposure be reduced. Lead has been found to cause serious health problems, especially in children.  This would be the first time in several decades that a recommendation of this sort has been made. The committee advises that the current standard of 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood be lowered to 5 micrograms. Over the past few years there has been growing evidence that levels between 5 and 9 pose the risk of lead poisoning as well.  The result of this recommendation, if approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), could increase the number of children diagnosed with lead poisoning significantly. Currently, there are about 250,000 children diagnosed, but that figure could rise as high as 1 million.  Lead can be found in art supplies, older toys, imported toys, hobby equipment and certain fixtures in the home. Lead poisoning is irreversible and can affect a child’s memory, concentration and other learning or thinking skills.  If you or someone you love suffered injuries resulting from a form of negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. Seek help from a New York personal injury lawyer for help.

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