Risk of Lead Poisoning by Age of Child
Research indicates that children's blood lead levels tend to be highest
between 18 to 36 months of age because of frequent hand-to-mouth behavior and the
increase in mobility during their second and third years of life. This mobility
makes lead paint dust in the environment more accessible to these children. In
the rate of lead poisoning is highest among two year olds, with
slightly lower rates among one and three year olds.
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Last Revised: July 24, 2013