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Keywords

Lead poisoning, public health crisis

 

Authors

  1. Miracle, Vickie Ann EdD, RN, CCRC

Abstract

Lead poisoning is receiving much attention and increased awareness lately owing to the tainted water supply crisis in Flint, Michigan. This article provides an important review about lead poisoning in both children and adults, potential causes, signs and symptoms, long-term effects, prevention, and recommendations for nursing practice. This article is not an in-depth examination of the topic, but rather a quick review.