Kids’ Lead Poisoning Risk From Family Cars

CDC found that lead dust in family cars is major risk for some childhood lead poisonings. Health experts found that six cases of childhood lead poisoning are reported for the first time ever attributed to lead dust on childhood car seats, reports The Associated Press.

Car seats themselves were not the only sources for lead poisonings. Family cars are also contaminated through parents’ workplace car

Parents got lead dust on their clothes at work and then shed it in the cars, said Tina Bernier of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Adults who work in paint removal should change and shower before getting in their cars to go home. However, the Maine families with lead-poisoned children said their employers didn’t provide places to do that, Bernier said.

Read more at CBS news


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