Effects of Lead Exposure

Effects of Lead Exposure - • Children are more...

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21/02/2009 18:54:00 Effects of Lead Exposure General physical symptoms in children with severely high blood lead levels include: Nausea, vomiting Persistent fatigue Headache Muscle weakness However, chronic exposure to even a low level of blood lead may lead to Learning problems in children o Irritability or aggressivenss Children to be smaller in size to others their age Studies show that lead poisoning may lead to decline in IQ Who is most susceptible?
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Unformatted text preview: • Children are more susceptible to lead poisoning than adults • Blood levels have declined over the years. However, inequities have worsened • The Most susceptible children will include: o A child whose family receives Medicaid o A child of a minority culture o A child living in or visiting neighborhoods with homes built before 1950 o Any child living in apartments or high-rise buildings 21/02/2009 18:54:00 ← 21/02/2009 18:54:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course PSY 560 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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