High lead exposure causing intellectual disability in Indian children: study


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High levels of lead contamination in the blood of children may have a significant impact in lowering their IQ and increasing the risk of other diseases, a study has found.
Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia conducted the first ever meta-analysis of lead levels in the blood of children living in India. They found the burden of disease to be significantly larger than previously calculated, with negative outcomes on intellectual disability measures in children.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/high-lead-exposure-causing-intellectual-disability-in-indian-children-study/article25226809.ece

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