What is lead poisoning? Lead in the body is killing three times more people than lung cancer. Especially it is having a very bad effect on children, because children come in contact with lead quickly.
What is lead poisoning? Lead in the body is killing three times more people than lung cancer. Especially it is having a very bad effect on children, because children come in contact with lead quickly. This claim has been made in a year-long study led by the Washington-based organization Center for Global Development.
Researchers said that lead poisoning is a serious health threat worldwide, which has been ignored by most countries. Researchers have expressed the need to take immediate action.
1 out of every 3 children in the world suffers from lead poisoning
According to Center for Global Development (CGD) estimates, one in three children worldwide is suffering from lead poisoning. According to estimates, a total of 81.5 crore children are affected by this.
What is lead poisoning?
Lead poisoning is a condition in which the amount of lead in the body reaches dangerous levels. Lead is a heavy metal, which is found naturally in the earth’s soil. It can also be found in construction materials, paint, toys and some foods.
What should be the level of lead in blood?
As far as possible, the lead level in the blood of every child should be less than five micrograms per deciliter. Although there is no safe level of lead in the body, less than 5 micrograms per deciliter of lead is harmful. According to the standards of the World Health Organization, having more than 70 micrograms per deciliter of lead in the body is serious.