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Lead in gasoline

Did you know that lead poisoning is invisible and 100% preventable?

We discovered that lead in gasoline caused children to have a lot of lead in their blood, and we know that even a tiny amount of lead can cause serious learning problems. So, the government decided to get rid of lead in gasoline. Today, we warn parents about the other sources of lead that can hurt kids. For example, many old houses have peeling and flaking leaded paint that kids sometimes eat.

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