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According to the CDC, more than half a million children ages 1-5 in the U.S. have blood lead levels high enough to damage their health. Even with treatment, lead poisoning can permanently affect a child's development. Because their bodies are small and growing, babies and young children are at greatest risk.

From: 5 Surprising Sources of Lead Exposure WebMD Medical Reference

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California Department of Education.

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Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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California Department of Education.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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