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Lead has been proven to have harmful effects on children and adults. It poses a serious public health threat to our babies and children, with children under age 3 at greatest risk for lead poisoning. Exposure to lead can result in impaired development and lifetime learning and behavioral problems. Prevention is key; once elevated blood lead levels have been reached, they cannot be reversed. Please share these important documents with friends, colleagues and patients so that we might help more children live a lead-free life.
Are you pregnant or planning a family? Exposure to lead while pregnant can harm you, your developing baby, and the health of your child long after birth. Lead can be passed through the placenta to the fetus, or through breastmilk to a baby. But there are things you can do to protect yourself and your baby.
Take the Prenatal Risk Assessment for Lead
Fight lead poisoning with a healthy diet
Learn more about lead and prevention tips
If you have a baby or are planning to have one soon, Healthy Babies Bright Futures has many resources to help, including tips for safe baby food, safe products for pregnancy and parenthood, lead testing, and even healthy gardening tips! Learn more here.
Also, please take a moment to visit Project Tendr to learn more about scientific evidence linking toxic environmental chemicals to neurodevelopmental disorders, including:
* Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
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