Lead

Lead poisoning is one of the most common and preventable environmental health problems in Missouri. Lead exposure in children can cause learning and behavioral problems, lower IQ levels and interfere with growth and hearing. The only way to know if a child has lead poisoning is to have his or her blood tested.

Drinking Water

http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/drinking-water/water-testing/pollutants/lead-in-drinking-water

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm

https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water

 

Prevention:

Water treatment systems that remove lead include:
1. Reverse osmosis

2. Distillation

3. Chemical contaminant filter (Removes small amounts of some contaminants)

 

Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services http://health.mo.gov/living/environment/lead/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/

Environmental Protection Agency

https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-exposures-lead

Webster County Health Unit provides screening for lead risk exposure to children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years.

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