Lead levels plummet in young children

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:57 in Health & Medicine

Federal researchers find that 1.4% of children in 2004 had high lead levels in their blood, down from 9% in 1998. In a stunning improvement in children's health, far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, government research shows -- a testament to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water and soil.

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