Saturday, 19 May 2012

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-Lead Poisoning In Children-Scientific Studies

U.S. lowers threshold for lead poisoning in children

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its threshold level for defining lead poisoning in children to 5 micrograms per deciliter on Wednesday from 10, marking the first such reduction in 20 years. "The recommendation was based on a growing number of scientific studies showing that even low blood lead levels can cause lifelong health effects," the CDC said, in adopting the recommendation of an advisory committee. "Today, CDC is officially announcing our agreement with that recommendation. ... read more..

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