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New Lead Poisoning Recommendations Released by CDC

The Center for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention has issued new recommendations in a report issued last week.

Lead contamination and exposure to lead is associated with significant cognitive impairments, motor impairments and behavioral difficulties in children.  In 1991 the CDC defined  the blood lead level (BLL) that should prompt public health action as 10 units.  Since that time, strong evidence has been discovered to show that lead levels below 10 units should be of concern to public health officials as well as parents and medical personnel. 

The full CDC Lead report  can be found on line at the CDC web site. The report is dated November 2, 2007 and is number 56(RR08); 1-14; 16



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