Learning Disabilities Linked to Lead Poisoning

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Children under the age of 16 with lead levels of at least 25 mg/dl.
Ingesting lead based paint can lead to behavioral problems, brain damage and learning disabilities.
Additional Details
Lead can be found in paint and on toys and furniture with such paint.
In 1977, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a final ban on lead-containing paint.