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Lead was commonly used in gasoline, plumbing systems, paint and other products until 1978. In paint, the danger is in chips or dust. Older homes and buildings with deteriorating lead paint can be significant sources of exposure. Soils around these homes can also pose a risk, particularly to children who regularly play in these areas.What are the health effects of lead-based paint?
Children with lead poisoning may not show signs of illness. However, even low exposure can result in permanent learning, hearing and behavioral problems, stunted growth and long-lasting brain damage.What you can do...
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Lead Puts Workers and
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