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How can you detect lead levels in your child?

There is now a test that provides immediate results on lead levels in children and adults.  Lead poisoning in children typically results from drinking water from corroding plumbing, and inhaling or ingesting dust from deteriorating lead-based paint. Symptoms of lead poisoning include headaches, stomach cramps, fatigue, memory loss, high blood pressure, and seizures. Lead poisoning in children has been linked to learning disabilities and developmental delays.

Here is a resource for you to learn more about the test: