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  1. 1. RHASHIDAA. HARRIS TH MAY 14 , 2012 PHYSICAL SCIENCE PERIOD 5 Lead poisoning:
  2. 2. Explain who it effects:
  3. 3.  Lead is a highly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of adverse health effects.  Both adults and children can suffer from the effects of lead poisoning, but childhood lead poisoning is much more frequent.  Over the many years since we have known about the hazards of lead, tens of millions of children have suffered its health effects.  Even today, in 2008, there are still an estimated 310,000 children under the age of six who have too much lead in their blood. How can you prevent lead poisoning:
  4. 4. Find out the date your home was built Wash your hands a lot Drink tap water that is cold, rather than warm or hot Purchase products that are lead-free Get a blood test that measures the lead exposure if you suspect you or a family member may have lead poisoning 3 Sources:
  5. 5. Lead Poisoning by J.E. Seymour Toxic Truth: A Scientist, a Doctor, and the Battle over Lead by Lydia Denworth Getting the Lead Out: The Complete Resource for Preventing and Coping with Lead Poisoning by Irene Kessel, John O'Connor and John T. O'Conno

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