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Where We Stand: Lead Screening

Lead causes serious damage to children's brains even at relatively low levels of exposure—the effects of which are largely irreversible.

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports widespread lead screening of children, as well as funding programs to remove lead hazards from the environment.

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Last Updated
8/20/2015
Source
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, 6th Edition (Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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