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Risk Factors for Blood Lead in Children

Risk Factors

Major risk factors identified of children with an elevated blood lead level, in decreasing order include: older housing, eating dirt, hand to mouth activities, mining activities/contaminated soil from milling operations, parent's occupation/hobbies, consumer products, folk remedies, and children being exposed to lead prior to coming to the United States.

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Content updated: Fri, 3 Dec 2021 12:36:16 MST