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Missouri is participating in a national campaign to increase awareness regarding lead poisoning. KSMU's Chasity Mayes has more.
Missouri is participating in a national campaign called “What’s on Your Walls?” The campaign was created to bring awareness to the harmful effects of lead poisoning. Although lead poisoning rates in Missouri continue to decline, state health officials are still recommending that children age 6 and under be tested for abnormal levels of lead in their bodies.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says lead poisoning can often cause children to have learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and delayed development. Lead paint, Calcium supplements, as well as vinyl mini blinds made outside of the United States have been linked to lead poisoning.
For more information about lead poisoning you can visit a special website the department has created: www.dhs.mo.gov/ChildhoodLead/.
For KSMU News, I’m Chasity Mayes.