U.S. Lowers Cutoff for Lead Poisoning in Young Kids

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In many places, it's up to city and county health departments to provide many of the services for lead poisoned kids, and those departments have lost more than 34,000 jobs in the last three years because of budget cuts.

The timing is unfortunate, Morley said. "But we wouldn't want to keep information from parents just because there's not money to provide the service," she added.



CDC's lead page: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/

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