How does lead poisoning affect young children?



According to the Environmental Protection Agency, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • damage to the brain and nervous system
    • Poor coordination, weakness in hands and feet, headaches, seizures, paralysis, coma
  • behavior and learning problems
    • Irritability or aggressiveness, hyperactivity, being easily distracted, impulsiveness, learning problems, lack of interest in play, loss of appetite.  
  • slowed growth or reduced stature
  • hearing problems
  • headaches

 



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