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posted Feb 12, 2015, 9:50 AM by Healthy Homes   [ updated Aug 3, 2015, 1:51 PM ]



Lead-contaminated dust is the primary cause of lead exposure and can lead to a variety of health problems in young children, including IQ, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and impaired hearing – all preventable.

Iowa’s incidence of children with elevated blood lead levels is greater than twice the national average.

Homes built before 1978 carry risk of lead paint hazards. The greatest risk is to homes built prior to 1960, and Iowa has one of the largest stocks of houses built prior to 1960 in the nation. 

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