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Fixing Up ‘This Old House’ May Increase Exposure To Lead In Young

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:07pm

Science Daily (May 3, 2008)— Ripping out and tearing down to create a divinely designed home, a la HGTV, is all the rage today — and the economic downturn may be leading more families to renovate rather than relocate. But a new study has found that parents need to be aware that all this interior renovation can put their children’s health at risk due to exposure to lead.

A study published recently by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that this process can increase children’s exposure to lead. Abnormal lead levels have been found to result in ADHD symptoms. If parents have any concern regarding their child’s exposure to lead, they should discuss it with their child’s physician. A simple laboratory test can determine the presence of lead toxicity. If you are considering renovating your house, you can learn more from theScience Dailyarticle.

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