Lead poisoning is an epidemic in America and Canada and it’s not over yet.
Lead poisoning deaths are up by more than 40 percent since the coronaval virus hit the United States.
In Canada, coronavillosis deaths have jumped by more of 30 percent in the last two years.
The number of lead poisoning deaths is up by nearly 60 percent in this country since the virus hit.
Lead is the most common toxin in the human body.
Lead can cause serious brain damage, death and mental illness.
Lead and mercury are two of the most toxic chemicals in the world.
We need to get serious about this, experts say.
Lead, mercury and other toxic chemicals have been linked to many health problems.
Here’s a look at some of the numbers.1.
Lead kills in nearly 1 in 100,000 Americans every year, according to the CDC.1: Lead poisoning kills in about 1 in 2,000 American children.2.
About 70 percent of lead-poisoned children in the U.S. live in children under 12 years old.3.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 1,000 children die each day from lead poisoning in the United State alone.4.
The CDC reported last year that nearly 10 percent of children under 10 years old have blood lead levels that are more than 10 micrograms per deciliter (a level considered hazardous).5.
About 2,200 children die every day from the neurotoxic effects of lead.6.
Lead in food is a major contributor to the lead poisoning epidemic in this nation.
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended that Americans limit their intake of lead and other metals.7.
More than 3.6 million children under age 6 are chronically or chronically exposed to lead, with one-third of children aged 12 and older.8.
More lead is being released into the environment each year than is being removed from the environment.9.
Children under 12 are at the highest risk for lead poisoning.
The average child in the US is estimated to have more lead in their bodies than the average person in China.10.
More Americans die from lead exposure than from any other health condition.11.
Nearly half of lead exposure cases are caused by a person who is not on the list of high-risk groups for lead exposure, the CDC says.12.
The lead in food industry has a huge impact on the American economy.
The leading cause of lead in foods is leaded gasoline.13.
In 2015, the Food and Chemical Toxicology Lab (FCTL) at the CDC found that 1.8 million tons of lead were spilled into drinking water.14.
In the United Kingdom, more than 70 percent (3.2 billion pounds) of lead was found in household dust.15.
More people are exposed to the neurotoxin lead than to any other neurotoxin in the body.16.
More children under 6 years old are exposed than adults.17.
More deaths occur from lead-related diseases than from other causes.18.
More babies die from exposure to lead than from heart disease, stroke, or cancer.19.
Nearly 70 percent to 80 percent of all lead-spilled blood lead is not detected in the blood.20.
More pregnant women are pregnant than ever before, and they’re at increased risk for developing lead poisoning or other neurological problems.21.
About 10 percent to 20 percent of the lead in the American population comes from food production.22.
About two million Americans die each year from lead ingestion.23.
The National Center for Health Statistics has identified more than 11,000 deaths from lead.