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Same lead exposure across income levels, but great impact on brains of low-income children
Article features comments from Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine.
Lead exposure may take a greater toll on the brains of low-income children than those of higher-income children, even when both groups of children live in similarly high-lead risk neighborhoods, according to a new study involving thousands of children nationwide.
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