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Q&A: Should My Child Be Tested for Lead?

When it comes to lead, there is just no safe blood level for children. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, any elevated level -- even if it's under the cutoff for poisoning (10ug/dL) -- can still affect a child's physical and cognitive development. Ask your pediatrician about the new FDA-approved in-office lead test that provides results within three minutes. If your child's blood level is borderline high, it needs to be monitored.



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