Our Michigan child lead poisoning attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting that U.S. health officials have lowered the standard for lead poisoning in children for the first time in 20 years. The old standard for children under the age of 6 was 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. The new standard is 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. Currently, it is estimated that 77,000-255,000 children had high levels of lead in their blood; this number is predicted to rise to about 450,000 cases.
Potential Lead Poisoning Injuries
Most children who get lead poisoning live in older homes that are broken down or under renovation. These children tend to pick up paint chips or dust and them in their mouths, thus being exposed. In addition, children may also pick up lead poisoning form soil contaminated by old leaded gasoline and from dust tracked in from industrial worksites.
Due to its large stock of older homes and environmental contamination from heavy industry, Detroit is one of the most lead-afflicted cities in the United States. Detroit has hundreds of lead poisoning cases in children each year.
Lead Poisoning is a serious illness with potentially significant injuries. These injuries include but are not limited to:
- Brain Damage
- Kidney Damage
- Organ Damage
In addition, child exposure to high levels of lead poisoning can experience these conditions:
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Parents of children injured due to lead poisoning should contact the Michigan child injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form to discuss your case.