Lead poisoning accounts for 0.6% of the global burden of disease.
In Pennsylvania in 2010, 148,751 children under 72 months of age were tested for blood lead levels. Of those children, 19,176 had blood lead levels greater than 5 μg/dl.
- A lower socioeconomic status increases the chances for lead exposure.
- Lead toxicity is an under-appreciated problem that is entirely preventable.
Recommended CitationParada, BA, Kimberly A. and Schneider, PhD, Jay S., "Lead Toxicity: What is it and How is it Happening?" (2014). Department of Pathology Honors Program Student Research Symposium. Poster 22.