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Lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes: health risks, signs and safety measures in Racine, Wisconsin

RACINE  — Homeowners residing in houses constructed prior to 1978 might unknowingly be living with lead-based paint, a hazardous substance that can pose significant health risks, especially to children and pregnant women. While the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the sale of lead-based paints for use in residential properties in 1977, millions of homes […]

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Understanding lead poisoning in children: risks, symptoms and solutions

Lead poisoning is a critical health issue that can have severe implications for children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body.” What are the symptoms of lead poisoning in children? Lead poisoning symptoms are often not obvious, making it difficult to identify. […]