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Group calls for strict federal regulations to eliminate lead

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The Flint water crisis put lead poisoning back in the spotlight. Now, there are calls for strict regulations to protect children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics said there is no safe level of lead for children, and the group is calling for regulations from the government to find and eliminate all sources of lead around the country.

“We know now that even low levels of lead can cause ADHD, learning problems, aggressive behavior,” said Dr. Benard Dreyer with Bellevue Hospital.

The AAP wanted new federal standards to test for lead in house dust, water and soil.

“We need to make sure we prevent it because there’s no treatment,” Dreyer said.

The group also wanted requirements to remove lead from housing and child care facilities and to make sure school water fountains are safe. 

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