Federal Panel Urging Lower Lead Cutoff

We all know that there’s no such thing as a safe level of lead in the body – adult or child. Now a federal panel is urging the government to lower the lead poisoning level threshold in children. Considered to be long overdue, many groups are celebrating this recent news that will help diagnose lead poisoning in children. The not so good news is that with cutbacks it’s going to be challenging to implement these changes.

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer, wrote the following information regarding the new threshold for lead poisoning earlier this month: