Lead poisoning affects the brains of millions of children in the United States. Lead has been banned since the 1970s from household paint and from gasoline, but many children are still exposed to lead because they live in older buildings that still have lead in the paint on the windowsills and other surfaces.
Small children eat paint chips they find on the floor, and paint chips with lead in them taste sweet. There is no safe level of lead in a child’s body. Prolonged exposure to lead can affect the development of a child’s brain and lead to problems with thinking and behavior. See the Centers for Disease Control website for more information about community efforts to lower lead in the environment.
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