One in three children have dangerous levels of lead in their blood

About 800 million children, mostly in developing countries, ‘will have had risky exposure’

One in three children around the world have concentrations of lead in their blood at levels likely to cause significant long-term health damage, new research has found.

About 800 million children and young people under the age of 19 are likely to have blood levels of lead at or above 5 micrograms per decilitre (5μg/dl), according to the report.

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