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    Lead Poisoning Case Study

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    consequences and possibly lethal; lead poisoning is a top environmental health issue for children. Picher, Oklahoma fell victim to the devastation that can be caused by lead poisoning. Zinc and lead were major resources available in Picher making it a booming mining city. During the early 1920’s, lead exposure was not a high priority concern. Consequently, miners were dumping the waste from mining in the form of hills on the streets. When miners were digging up the lead and zinc, they were digging so close to the surface that the houses and the ground would cave in. These holes filled with contaminated lead water. When it would rain, the waste drained into the ponds and the water supply, thus contaminating the water. People…

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    Lipstick and Lead Poisoning Throughout history many unhealthy substances, including lead, have been used as ingredients during the various times in the history of makeup. Modern day cosmetics are more controlled, regulated and their ingredients and the potential side effects are more fully understood. However, recent research by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicate that there are approximately 400+ best-selling lipsticks on the market today that…

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    Effects Of Lead Poisoning

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    In 2015 the public learned about lead levels that were so high in Flint Michigan’s water that it was causing lead poisoning of many children. Since then there have been many studies that have shown that low lead levels can also poison a child. Prior to addressing the question, one must first define lead poisoning. According to Needleman (2012), lead is a considered a metal that humans have mined and changed to make man made products which has been disperse in the environment and becomes toxic…

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    Lead. Why should we care? Lead, it surrounds and penetrates, it binds in water pipes and the walls of homes. With lead having been outlawed for several years now it still seems to be a real big problem in America. despite being aware of the problem many Americans and lawmakers seemed to have simply ignore the problem and pretend it wasn’t there. It wasn’t until early 2016 that the public took interest when the water in Flint, Michigan was laced with lead and soon there were reports…

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    affected from any lead poisoning. Now that I am older I know what is eatable and what is not eatable. Moreover, it is even shocking to me that lead poisoning is an environmental problem in Philadelphia. Large amount of lead in a child’s blood can cause high blood pressure;…

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    “Miguel Del Toral, an E.P.A expert, says the state was testing the water in a way that could profoundly understate the lead levels”. “Given the very high lead levels found at one home and the preflushing happening in Flint, I’m worried that the whole town may have much higher lead levels than the compliance results indicated.", stated in "Nobody should have to be living like this". In 2014 Governor Snyder switched the water from the Detroit water system to Flint River not knowing how big of a…

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    Lead poisoning is a condition typically seen in children younger than six exposed to lead-containing paint or water. Children from low-income families are a particularly vulnerable population. Childhood lead poisoning can result in a higher likelihood of teenage pregnancy, a higher likelihood of juvenile delinquency, and a host of neurological, reproductive, and developmental problems. In 2015, Watertown, WI –a city of 24,000 in central Wisconsin– had the second highest rate of childhood lead…

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    Lead Poisoning Effects

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    Lead is a toxic metal that can enter the body by inhalation of lead dust or ingestion when touching the mouth with lead-contaminated hands. If leaked onto the ground, acid and lead particles contaminate the soil and become airborne when dry. Children and fetuses of pregnant women are most vulnerable to lead exposure because their bodies are developing. Excessive levels of lead can affect a child’s growth, cause brain damage, harm kidneys, impair hearing and induce behavioral problems. In adults,…

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    even get from other parents, “advice” on how to handle situations. But what we don’t think about, is our children our born into a toxic environment, everything from air pollution, to lead, to chemicals in our food and water sources. What do all these toxins do to our children, who are born innocent into this world, and know no difference on what…

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    Lead Poisoning

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    Lead poisoning is an important public policy issue because it affects our environment and even our way of living. Lead appears in our water and in the walls of older apartment buildings. Moreover, lead is a poisonous chemical that negatively affects a person’s health especially for children. In children lead poisoning can deter their mental and physical development. In the extreme case of a child named Joshua (as described in the article “Millions of American children missing early lead tests,…

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