What are the health consequences of even ‘low’ levels lead exposure? Standards have changed over the years and have always been compared to ‘normal’ levels, which actually are toxic in themselves.
A large number of children with elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) might have been left undiagnosed in the U.S., according to a study published in Pediatrics, part of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The CDC data revealed that 38 states and Washington D.C. had childhood lead exposure of 10 micrograms per deciliter or higher.
A long-term study of 565 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and occupational standing by the time they reached age 38. 94% of the children exceeded today’s reference value of 5 micrograms of lead […]