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Blood lead levels in children
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    National Center for Environmental Health (U.S.). Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services.
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    What do parents need to know to protect their children?: Update on blood lead levels in children; Action for parents -- Background: Effect of a different blood lead level; New recommendations to define elevated blood lead levels.

    Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. And effects of lead exposure cannot be corrected.

    The most important step parents, doctors, and others can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs.

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