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Old Posted Aug 20, 2019, 2:10 AM
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Originally Posted by floor23 View Post
May explain why this country appears to be going batsh!t crazy at times. A sizable chunk of the population is drinking water with lead in it.

Just one more reason to justify drinking beer when traveling across the country
good news for you:

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In the mid-1970s, the average American child under the age of 5 had a blood lead level of 14 micrograms per deciliter. The good news is that by 2014 it had fallen dramatically, to 0.84 micrograms per deciliter, largely because of the banning of lead in paint and the phaseout of lead in gasoline, among other measures.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers a blood lead level in children of 5 micrograms per deciliter and higher to be a “reference level.” This measure is intended to identify children at higher risk and set off communitywide prevention activities.
Kids in NYC tend to have high lead levels though..
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