lead Lead is a neurotoxin metallic element that can be absorbed by the body. ( lungs&stomache) Blood level > 10mg/dl of whole blood
HOW LEAD CAN BE INTAKEN • LEAD CAN BE BRETAHED IN (AIRBORNE) • LEAD GETS INTO OUR FOODS DURING COOKING TIME • FOODS SUCH AS VEGETABLES AND FRUITS CONTAIN LEAD • DRINKING ACID WATER CAN CONTAIN LEAD IN IT. • SWOLLING AIRBORNE DUST CONTAISN LEAD.
Homestead has a lot of poverty. Houses built near factories. Old houses built before 1961. Good housing Many new houses built but some before 1961. 3rd level of poverty in miami-dade Contrast between homestead and miami-dade
Lead poisioning cases (1999) • Lead poisiong cases have occurred since 1999 in the following areas: • Miami springs • Hialeaha gardens • South miami • Miami beach • Homestaed • El portal
Lead screening • Zipcodes:33125,33126,33139,33134,33135,33142,33147. • Lead screening should be tested on kids mainly • Quick Fact: only 32% of lead in take taken in by children leave. Where as 99% leaves from adult body if in taken.