New Report on Lead Levels in Dust from Schools and Preschools in Sri Lanka
03 June 2014
This newly released report shows that lead levels in dust from some schools and preschools in Sri Lanka are of high concern.
Dust is one of the major sources of lead exposure for young children, and can be directly correlated with the children´s blood lead levels. Recent scientific studies have shown harmful effects from lower and lower blood lead levels, which has led the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conclude that no blood lead levels in children can be considered safe.