Answer: Lead can damage the brain and nervous system

Lead poisoning is linked to

• Developmental delays

• Learning disabilities

• Behavior problems

High levels of lead in routine blood tests: often the first symptom of lead poisoning in children

2.2 percent of American children age 1-5 years have blood levels of lead measuring at least 10 micrograms per deciliter.

—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Long Description: 2.2 percent of American children age 1-5 years have blood levels of lead measuring at least 10 micrograms per deciliter. —Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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