Lead Poisoning in New York City

Though the lead industries in the United States were aware of the dangers of lead, specifically lead paint, they were able to forestall banning its use in paint manufacturing until 1978. While it is commonly known that children are exposed to toxic levels of lead through chipped paint and cigarettes, parents should be aware that other common household items, such as vinyl mini-blinds and finishing on fixtures, may also expose them to toxic lead.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 2 percent of American children have more than 10 micrograms/dL of lead in their blood, a level considered potentially hazardous.You should speak to an experienced and knowledgeable New Yorklead poisoning lawyer to get the proper guidance, counseling and advise to move your claim forward.

What is so distressing about lead poisoning is that it is all too prevalent, with devastating effects, for a condition that is so easily detectable and preventable.

The government has taken measures to protect individuals from toxic lead exposure. For instance, the EPA requires lead in air not to exceed 1.5 micrograms per cubic meter (1.5 µg/m³) averaged over three months and limits lead in drinking water to 15 µg per liter. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) sets regulations for workers exposed to lead. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 banned the sale of leaded gasoline. The Federal Hazardous Substance Act bans children’s products that contain hazardous amounts of lead. Children covered by Medicaid are eligible for free screening of blood-lead levels. Many private insurance policies cover the cost of testing for blood-lead levels. Costs generally range from $10 to $75, plus the charge for an office visit. Every child should be tested at the age of 6 months, and as recommended by the family pediatrician after that. However, some recommend testing every year through age 6, particularly for children who have had toxic blood-lead levels in the past, or have a sibling or playmate with toxic blood-lead levels. Toxic lawyers, and Toxic attorneys can guide through the tests available to your children.

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Though children are most at risk for problems and ailments associated with poisoning, adults, and particularly pregnant women, are also at risk. That is why anyone who has been exposed should consult with a lead attorney or lead lawyer. Lead can harm every bodily system and is particularly harmful to the developing brain and nervous system of fetuses and young children. Often, there are no visible symptoms of elevated blood-lead levels or poisoning.


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