CDC: Major decline in high lead levels among children

03/2/2009 | Yahoo!

CDC data show that 1.4% of young children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 2004, compared with almost 9% in 1988. The researchers attribute the decline to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water and soil. "It has been a remarkable decline," a study co-author said, adding, "It's a public-health success story."

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