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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Know the facts and get tested

MADISON — Wisconsin has more than 3,600 cases of lead poisoning reported annually, and during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working to encourage all Wisconsinites to take steps to end childhood lead poisoning by getting the facts, helping children get tested for lead exposure, and checking homes […]

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Testing for childhood lead poisoning in Racine County dropped to the lowest levels in 5 years, here’s why that’s a problem

At any level, lead is a poisonous neurotoxin and a notorious thief of human potential. Every year, Racine County health officials witness the diagnosis of lead poisoning in over 100 children per year. However, as testing levels decrease, many children remain undiagnosed, resulting in dire consequences. The primary source of lead exposure is lead-based paint. […]

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The tale of Arvan Johnson: battling the devastating effects of lead poisoning

RACINE, Wis. — Arvan Johnson, an 11-year-old boy headed into middle school, knows about the lead poisoning that happened when he was a baby. While he doesn’t remember it, his mother, Leanna Jones, told him how he used to crawl on the floor when he was a baby in their apartment on Martin Luther King […]

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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. […]

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Lead exposure safety for back to school: 6 tips for prevention

Did you know? Lead exposure can cause lifelong health problems. Exposure to even small amounts of lead can cause harm and children younger than six years of age are most vulnerable to lead poisoning. Exposure to this heavy metal harms several body systems including the brain, nervous and reproductive systems, and results in developmental and […]