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Lead Poisoning Among African-American Children on the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that found that 1 in 38 kids around the U.S. has lead poisoning. But if you are “Black, poor or live in old housing,” your chances of lead poisoning was much higher, wrote Mother Jones. Lead poisoning can negatively impact a child’s mental and physical development and in some cases can cause death. 

 

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