In the United States, lead poisoning is one of the most common
childhood diseases, and children of color are disproportionately its
victims. Portland is no different.
Despite federal restrictions on lead use, many low income and children
of color in Portland continue to live, learn and play in lead
Published January 1989. Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog
Childhood lead poisoning is one of the most common preventable pediatric health problems in the United States. Fetuses, neonates, and young children are particularly sensitive to adverse health effects associated with lead exposure due to children's hand to mouth activities, their greater ability to absorb lead, and their vulnerable developing...