Lead poisoning creates toxic effects, and it is especially harmful in a child's growing body. Toddlers are among the most vulnerable because of the way they play and explore their surroundings.
While problems with lead in water supplies have created recent news headlines, the biggest risk for lead poisoning in children is from another source.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen talks with Dr. Laura Breeher about the most common sources of lead exposure in children and the irreversible harm that can be done.
Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute
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