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Safe' Lead Levels Still Damage Children's IQs

Authors:

Kleiner, Kurt

Publication Date:

April 16, 2003

Abstract:

The current (August, 2003) 'safe' level of lead in children's blood is 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood, but recent studies show that this 'safe' level reduces a child's IQ by 7 points and that even one microgram of lead per deciliter of blood harms a child's mental development. In other words, there is no 'safe' level of lead in children's blood.

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