A third of children globally dangerous levels could lead in the blood, the cause of health problems in the long-term physical and mental, according to a new report, with most of the affected children in low and average incomes. Research conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and UNICEF in collaboration with Pure Land released on Thursday found that up to 800 million children around the world lead levels equal to or greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter have a lot that can reduce IQ child could lead of 3-5 points and more violence, according to the report. Most affected children are in low- and middle-income countries, account for South Asia for half of the world total. India has the largest number of children with lead poisoning, with more than 275 million children with blood lead levels of more than five micrograms per deciliter. “With a few early symptoms, quietly effect on the health and development of children devastating with potentially fatal consequences accordingly,” Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, said in a press release. “Knowing how widespread lead contamination is and to understand the destruction, she and the causes to individual lives, urgent measures for children that protected the community, must inspire and for all.”, Says the report, e-waste, the ‘mining, colors and poorly recycled lead batteries among the sources of poisoning. For example, children breathe in many areas of the vapors from informal battery recycling operations and outdoor Schmelzer. During exposure to high levels of lead can be fatal to lower levels do not have long-term health effects, especially for children, whose brains are still developing. For children under five, exposure to lead is particularly dangerous and can be connected to mental and behavioral problems. Children are exposed to lead also more likely to live in poor areas where there is insufficient for schools, access to health care and nutritious food. Exposure to lead can also affect older children, from damage to the kidneys and cause cardiovascular disease. But even if the relationship is sounding alarm bells about the lead poisoning worldwide, it does offer hope. “The good news is that lead can be recycled safely without exposing workers, surrounded by their children, and neighborhoods. In infested lead positions Remediate and can be restored,” said Richard Fuller, president of the Pure Land. “People can be educated about lead hazards and able to protect themselves and their children. The return on investment is huge: better health, higher productivity, higher IQ, less violence and brighter future for millions of children around the world “ Picture copyright by Kuni Takahashi Getty.
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