Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 5th, 2003
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Public Health, "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1991 chose 10 microgram/dL as an initial screening level for lead in children's blood."
"Current data on health risks and intervention options do not support generally lowering that level," said Susan M. Bernard at Johns Hopkins University, "but federal lead poisoning prevention efforts can be improved by revising the follow-up testing schedule for infants aged 1 year or less with blood lead levels of 5 microgram/dL or higher:...
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