Lead can be dangerous if swallowed or inhaled, especially for young children. Recent scientific evidence has demonstrated the harmful effects of long-term, low-level lead exposure, including damage to overall intellectual ability, speech and language, hearing, visual-spatial skills, attention, executive functions, social behavior, and fine and gross motor skills*. As a healthcare provider, you can help to treat and prevent lead poisoning.
*Educational Services for Children Affected by Lead Expert Panel. Education interventions for children affected by lead. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2015.