Lead poisoning on the rise during summer months

You might not be aware but the risk for lead poisoning actually increases in summer months.

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A pediatrician with the Cleveland Clinic reminds caregivers it’s important to be mindful of lead exposure in a child’s play area.

Any home built before 1978 could have lead paint and may be a risk.
Lead poisoning can have life-long impacts on a child’s brain, including decreased IQ and neurological delays. 
It can also cause bone growth issues.