How Much Lead Is Too Much?: Little Flakes of Poison

Needleman, Herbert L.
January 1975
New Republic;1/25/75, Vol. 172 Issue 4, p12
Argues that because of a ruling by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, lead paint may for generations continue to be an everyday danger to American children. Powerful poison for the immature central nervous system; Children who recover from intoxication frequently found to be impaired; Symptoms of lead intoxication easily misdiagnosed; Decision of the commission that the current lead content in paint is safe after a paint industry lobby which claimed that reducing lead would lower the quality of paint and harm the industry.


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