2012-09-27 / General Stories
Lead Poisoning Remains a Top Preventable Illness in Children
Legislation has significantly reduced lead levels in the air and drinking water. Nonetheless, residues of this heavy metal persist in the environment. Lead is a neurotoxin and poses a serious health hazard. The fact is there is no safe level of lead in the human body. It damages the nervous system, affecting brain development and behavior, disrupting growth and learning ability.