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Severe Lead Poisoning in Children: Causes and Risk Factors

Although national and local policies have reduced the prevalence of lead poisoning in the United States, severe cases still occur. Whereas, exposures at blood lead levels (BLLs) as low as 5 (micro)g/dL have been associated with long-term irreversible cognitive deficits, more severe exposures at BLLs greater than or equal to 45 (micro)g/dL can result in organ damage and death.
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