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Lead levels in Wisconsin children a concern


Liz Hansen, MD

A recent study has found that lead levels in the blood of Wisconsin's children are more than double the national rate.

The study conducted by a national lab and published through the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) pediatrics network studied more than 1 million children younger than 6 in all 50 states. In 24 states, results showed that more than half the children had detectable lead levels in their blood. In Wisconsin, the rate was 4.3%; the national average is 1.9%. A d...

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