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CDC Lowers Lead-Poisoning Threshold for Kids
Date:5/16/2012

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Wednesday lowered the threshold for what's considered lead poisoning in young children.

The change by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduces the definition of lead poisoning from 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood to 5 micrograms.

That means many more children under 5 years of age could be diagnosed with too much lead in their blood, a condition that's been linked to developmental problems and even a lower IQ.

Lead, a metal once common in gasoline and house paint, can permanently damage developing brains.

The CDC's action is the first time in 20 years that the level for acceptable levels of lead in the bloodstream have been adjusted.

In January, the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention voted to recommend that the federal government change the standard for lead poisoning from 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood to 5 micrograms.

"We are delighted that we have finally moved forward," Ruth Ann Norton, executive director of the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, said at the time. "It's long overdue. This is science that's been out there."

Existing guidelines have given parents and doctors a false sense of security that children are safe from harm, Norton said.

The CDC's decision means as many as 1 million children could be diagnosed with lead poisoning, up from the current 250,000, according to Dr. John Rosen, a professor of pediatrics and head of the division of environmental sciences at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

"Ten [micrograms] was established 20 years ago and there are at least 20 articles which demonstrate unequivocally that there are adverse effects of lead on IQ and intellectual and cognitive development at blood levels between 5 and 9," Rosen told Health
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