File - A photo of a can of white lead paint showing the Dutch Boy Paint logo (front). (The Daily Star/Wikipedia English user Thester11)
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Children in New Zealand who were exposed to high levels of lead have grown up to be less intelligent adults than their counterparts who were not as affected, researchers said Tuesday.New Zealand's lead levels were consistently higher than international standards during this time.A full 94 percent of children in the area had blood-lead levels that were higher than five micrograms per deciliter, the level at which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends a public-health intervention.On average, kids' blood level was 11 micrograms of lead per deciliter – twice today's warning level.
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