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    Examining the Lead Exposure and its Effects among U.S Children

    Muse Abdi (2021)
    According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2019), lead is an element that is naturally found on the surface of the earth. Lead is also harmful to humans, especially young children. Similarly, the CDC (2021) has reported that lead naturally occurs in the environment such as soil, air, and water. However, it is also commonly found in older homes. This is especially true with lower socioeconomic communities’ housing. Lead exposure commonly comes from old lead pipes, faucets, and plumbing fixtures. In addition to water contamination, nearly 23 million houses have lead-based paint hazards in the United States (Egan et al., 2021). Egan and his colleagues also found that there are more than 3.6 million households with children younger than six years old living in these lead-filled homes. More than 6 million housing units still have lead water pipes in the United States (Dignam et al., 2019).

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      Earth & Environmental sciences,Medicine,Social & Behavioral Sciences
      U.S Children,Lead toxicity,Disease Surveillance ,Lead Exposure,Exposure Monitoring
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      This is an excellent review on lead toxicity and its effect on children. Author emphasizes that children from minority groups and low-socioeconomic status groups (usually inter-related) are at highest risk for lead intoxication in USA, whereby author connects and discusses both toxicology and sociology, in an excellent game of facts. It is worth publishing.


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