DISPARITIES IN LEAD EXPOSURE
Lead poisoning is a medical conditions caused by increased levels of the heavy metal lead in the body. Lead has no known useful purpose in our bodies. It is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, intestines, kidneys, bones, reproductive and nervous system. It affects the development of the nervous system, and is therefore more harmful to the children causing leaning and behavior disorders. This results in decreased intelligence.
Blood lead levels are higher for the children ages 1-5, especially from low-income families and from certain racial and ethnic groups. According to the health departments report 6.4% of the children ages 1-5 in the United States have a blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliters. In the report, foreign born children are five times more likely to have elevated blood lead levels than US born children. Immigrants children are at increased risk of lead poisoning.
This therefore calls for routine test for lead levels in your drinking water. If you doubt or not sure about the level of lead in your drinking water, have a certified lab test the quality of your drinking water. You can contact companies such as Purity Bay to inspect your water, test the integrity of your well if you use one and give you tips on how to make your drinking water safe.
http://www.med.wisc.edu Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT
It follows another study that showed that Milwaukee children exposed to lead were nearly three times as likely to be suspended from elementary school. Taken together, the studies suggest that disparities in lead exposure …
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A BROWN UNIVERSITY STUDY REVEALED geographical disparities in the amount of risk for lead poisoning in Rhode Island children. Darker areas indicate increased risk for lead poisoning. For a larger version of this image …
This video is a Fox 5 News cast featuring my brother discussing lead in drinking water. For more information, visit www.qualitywatersystems.net.
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