A tragedy took place in Flint, Michigan involving lead poisoning. Since the presence of dangerous levels of lead is not limited to Flint, it behooves us all to become more familiar with the potential hazards of lead exposure and how to avoid it.
What exactly is lead poisoning?
Lead poisoning results from ingesting products containing lead. These products can include paint, water, food, dust or cosmetic products. As we have witnessed in the Flint tragedy, children’s exposure to lead is devastating and a serious health risk. It causes permanent damage, including delays in growth, development, behavior, hearing, intelligence and the ability to learn. Most of these changes are irreversible. Continue reading The facts about lead poisoning