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Old 05-16-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, agreed with the Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) to move the line for the lead poisoning of children from 10μg/dL to 5μg/dL. μg/dL stands for micro-grams per deciliter, which is a measurement used for blood levels.

The CDC also agreed that the term “level of concern” should also be eliminated. For sometime now, the CDC has realized that any level of lead in the bloodstream should be a level of concern, whether it is 1μg/dL or 5μg/dL.

For a child to get 5μg/dL, all it would take is about a lead dust the size of a period (punctuation mark) on this page.
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