‘High lead exposure in Indian kids’

High levels of lead contamination in the blood of children living in India may have a significant impact in lowering their IQ and increasing the risk of other diseases, a study has found. Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia conducted the first ever meta-analysis of Indian blood lead levels. They found the burden of disease to be significantly larger than previously calculated, with negative outcomes on intellectual disability measures in children. The research calculated the mean blood lead level from data published between 2010 to 2018 to estimate the attributable disease burden in IQ decrement and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs).
Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/high-lead-exposure-in-indian-kids/article25222699.ece

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