TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 30th

Last update08:34:52 PM GMT

You are here News Health Lead poisoning toll revised to 1 in 38 children in US

Lead poisoning toll revised to 1 in 38 children in US

E-mail Print PDF

Lead poisoning in USMore than half a million U.S. children are now believed to have lead poisoning, roughly twice the previous high estimate, health officials reported Thursday. The increase is the result of the government last year lowering the threshold for lead poisoning, so now more children are considered at risk.

Too much lead can harm developing brains and can mean a lower IQ. Lead poisoning used to be a much larger concern in the United States, but has declined significantly as lead was removed from paint and gasoline and other sources.

The new number translates to about 1 in 38 young children. That estimate suggests a need for more testing and preventive measures, some experts said, but budget cuts last year eliminated federal grant funding for such programs.

Those cuts represent "an abandonment of children," said David Rosner, a Columbia University public health historian who writes books about lead poisoning.

"We've been acting like the problem was solved and this was a thing of the past," he added.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


'Jaw-dropping': Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced

Medicare reductions in deathsThe U.S. health care system has scored a medical hat trick, reducing deaths, hospitalizations and costs,...

More Than 100 Doctors Tell Big Pharma To Stop Making Cancer Drugs So Expensive

Cancer profits by Big PharmaThe pressure is mounting on pharmaceutical companies to lower their prices for lifesaving drugs, as a...

FDA reviews nutrition label change to highlight added sugar

added sugarThe Food and Drug Administration is reviewing a controversial change to nutrition labels to add amounts...

CT scans cause measurable damage to cells, say researchers

CT ScansResearchers have found links between computed tomography (CT) scanning and cell damage in the body, linking...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!