Child Finger Prick Blood Test

What does your Child’s Blood Test Mean?

A blood lead test is the only way to find out if a child has lead poisoning. Signs of lead poisoning are not always easy to see. Children can be poisoned by lead, but not look or act sick. Many children who have lead poisoning look and act healthy. Because of this, lead poisoning may

How do you know if your Child has Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning in children is a serious matter. Lead exposure does not produce immediate symptoms. Lead poisoning happens over time slowly with repeated exposure to high levels of lead. Children can be exposed to lead through old paint, water, soil, toys & even dishware. Damage from long term exposure can effect the brain, kidneys &

Children Playing in Mud

Lead in your Soil?

Did you know by far, the most common type of contaminant in an urban soil is lead. As the kids play in the yard, they could be exposed to lead in the soil. These increased levels of lead can come from exterior lead-based paint, industrial sources and leaded gasoline deposits. Lead does not breakdown over

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Downstream Effects of Childhood Lead Poisoning

Numerous health, behavior & education issues are some of the harmful effects that follow children into adulthood, who as children had elevated lead blood-levels according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. Homelessness, incarceration, and increased juvenile justice involvement are some of the “downstream” consequences the study uncovered. The study tracked data over

Lead Hazards in Toys? Costume Jewelry?

When thinking about lead poisoning most people think about peeling paint. But there are hidden lead poisoning hazards & dangers many are not aware of in children’s toys and costume jewelry. Lead is often used as a pigmentation in plastics, rubber & paint. It is very hard to know which toys contain lead. And often