I heard that lead poisoning is linked to child learning disabilities. Is this true?

Yes. Lead poisoning is linked to learning disabilities in children. Sadly, children are more susceptible to the negative effects of lead poisoning because their brains and nervous systems are still developing. A child could have been exposed from lead paint in their house, during pregnancy, or from a worker living in their home.

If any child is exposed to lead before the age of six years old, learning disabilities can occur. High blood lead levels have been known to interfere with a child's development, affect their IQ, and cause damage to the brain and nervous systems. Other symptoms of lead poisoning affect speech delays, hearing loss, hyperactivity, and stunted growth. It has also been linked to attention deficit disorder, loss of cognitive skills and learning behavior problems.

Watch your child's behavior and get them tested before the required age. If you believe you have a legal case, contact the experienced Iowa child lead poisoning attorneys at the law offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today at (319) 866-9277, or visit our website and request a copy of our FREE book Get the Lead Out.