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CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention

There is no safe level of lead exposure.

Exposure to lead can harm a child's health as well as these following effects:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Slowed growth and development
  • Learning and behavior problems
  • Hearing and speech problems

This can cause:

  • Lower IQ
  • Decreased ability to pay attention
  • Underperformance in school