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What are some of the health effects of lead in children?

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What are some of the health effects of lead in children?

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Lead is especially dangerous to children under six years of age. Lead can affect children's brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ and learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Even children who appear healthy can have dangerous levels of lead in their bodies.  To learn more about the health effects of lead visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts13.html 

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