Stethoscope2.jpgIn a stunning improvement in children’s health, far fewer children have high lead levels than 20 years ago, a testament to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water, and soil.

Federal researchers report that 1.4% of children in 2004 had high lead levels in their blood, down from 9% in 1998.

“It has been a remarkable decline… a public health success story,” said the study’s coauthor from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Read AP story at LA Times)

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