Lead poisoning still a danger

Increased awareness of the dangers of lead poisoning in children have not eliminated the problem in Rhode Island, says Dr. Peter Simon, who has worked on lead-poisoning issues at the state Department of Health for more than three decades. Simon, pictured above, says lead poisoning remains a “public-health and a public-education problem” in the state. He believes new research expected to be published this year will help document the harmful effects on Rhode Island children’s ability to learn, including reading. More

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Lead poisoning still a danger

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Increased awareness of the dangers of lead poisoning in children have not eliminated the problem in Rhode Island, says Dr. Peter Simon, who has worked on lead-poisoning issues at the state Department of Health for more than three decades. Simon, pictured above, says lead poisoning remains a “public-health and a public-education problem” in the state. He believes new research expected to be published this year will help document the harmful effects on Rhode Island children’s ability to learn, including reading.
Posted 5/7/12

Increased awareness of the dangers of lead poisoning in children have not eliminated the problem in Rhode Island, says Dr. Peter Simon, who has worked on lead-poisoning issues at the state Department of Health for more than three decades. Simon, pictured above, says lead poisoning remains a “public-health and a public-education problem” in the state. He believes new research expected to be published this year will help document the harmful effects on Rhode Island children’s ability to learn, including reading.

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