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The Dangers Of Lead Poisoning

Exposure to lead can lead to health problems, including lead poisoning.
Exposure to lead can lead to health problems, including lead poisoning.
Exposure to lead can lead to health problems, including lead poisoning.
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Exposure to lead can lead to health problems, including lead poisoning.

The recent crisis in Flint, Michigan brought attention to how many water pipes in America are made of lead, — but lead exists elsewhere and exposure to it can cause serious health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and contaminated dust in old buildings.

Lead can also be found in furniture, toys, soil, batteries and other sources.

Here to discuss the dangers of lead poisoning and how to prevent it are Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Research Training at the Department of Environmental Health at University of Cincinnati’'sCollege of Medicine, Dr. Erin Haynes, and Professor and Director of Epidemiology andBiostatisticsat the Department of Environmental Health atUC’'sCollege of Medicine, Dr. Kim Dietrich.

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