Cleveland has become well known for its dangerous lead exposure, but now the effects are being seen in its schools.
The Plain Dealer reported a recent study which looked at 10,397 kindergartners enrolled from 2014 through 2017.
The results were devastating with, “a staggering 93.5 percent of them had some exposure to lead, which even at low levels can damage a developing brain and cause educational, behavioral and health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Exposure to lead causes has life-long, irreversible damage especially to a young child.
The article stated, “schools in Glenville, St. Clair-Superior, Buckeye-Woodhill, Broadway-Slavic Village and Stockyards had the greatest number of students exposed to the toxin, which is often found in older homes where paint has deteriorated.”
If you live in these areas or suspect your child may have been exposed to lead, we have dedicated our practice to helping families with lead poisoning.