PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Medical Toxicology | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

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Childhood lead poisoning is a non-communicable disease that has a long history and fatal effects. Although the disease’s source is from a natural element, lead, human handling of lead has affected individuals negatively worldwide. Through the use of lead in everyday situations or items such as in mines, the paint in houses, and lead water pipes, lead poisoning is easily attainable and has lasting effects. The impacts on lead poisoning on children has been investigated over the years and the devastating cognitive and physical impacts of the disease have been studied. This report aims to examine the factors that could potentially lead to this disease, the symptoms, and the areas where the most impact on children is seen.

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