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There is no safe level of lead in human bodies

Child lead poisoning remains a threat
 
While significant progress has been made in recent decades in decreasing children’s exposure to lead, several thousand Minnesota children last year still had elevated levels of lead in their blood. What’s more, recent research has led health experts to conclude there is no safe level of lead in the body. During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 20-26), State health officials are reminding Minnesotans that lead hazards still exist in many homes. The Minnesota Department of Health Lead Program has begun taking a healthy homes approach to more efficiently address lead and other housing-related health hazards across the state. Continue Reading →

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