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Experts Endorse Lower Lead-Poisoning Threshold
Date:1/6/2012

rrent strategy for protecting children from leaded paint is ineffective, Rosen said. "At present, the approach is to paint over lead-based paint and modify the home so there are no obvious paint chips or lead paint in household dust," he explained. "I refer to this as a Band-Aid approach."

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For more information on lead poisoning, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: John F. Rosen, M.D., professor of pediatrics, and division head, environmental sciences, Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, New York City; Ruth Ann Norton, executive director, Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, Baltimore; Vikas Kapil, D.O., M.P.H., chief medical officer, U.S. National Center for Environmental Health


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