Study finds dangerous blood-lead levels

A recent study done at the UI State Hygienic Laboratory found high blood-lead levels in one in five Iowa newborns.

By Paige Schlichtepaige[email protected]

A recent study done at the University of Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory found high lead levels in blood from 1 in 5 Iowa newborns in a test of more than 2,300 infant blood samples taken from 2006-08.

Donald Simmons, the manager of the Iowa Laboratory Facilities in Ankeny and coauthor of the study, said researchers were approached...

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