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Facts about lead poisoning:
- More than 400,000 children in the US have higher than normal levels of lead in the bloodstream.
- Children are more commonly affected than adults.
- Children are more sensitive to the effects of lead than adults.
- It is most common in children who are exposed to old paint.
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PubMed Plumbism References
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- Chan GM, Hoffman RS, Nelson LS. Get the lead out. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Nov;44(5):551-2. 
- Frith D, Yeung K, Thrush S, Hunt BJ, Hubbard JG. Lead poisoning--a differential diagnosis for abdominal pain. Lancet. 2005 Dec 17;366(9503):2146. 
- Hirata M, Kosaka H, Yoshida T. A study on the effect of lead on event-related potentials among lead-exposed workers. Ind Health. 2004 Oct;42(4):431-4.