Lead exposure: 5 things you need to know

5. Early identification and treatment of lead poisoning reduces the risk that children will suffer permanent damage. Treatment begins with removal of the child from the sources of the lead. Medications can remove lead from the body.

For more information about lead poisoning, contact your physician, county or state Department of Health, or the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. (202) 543-1147.

The Facts for Families sheets are the product of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and are mirrored at ParentsPlace.com with the permission of the AACAP. Questions or comments about these materials should be directed to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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