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Make a summary of the passage below, in which you describe about lead poisoning, its symptoms and ways of preventing it. You summary should not be longer than 90 words. Begin your summary as follows:

Cases of lead poisoning occur among children ...

 
Most cases of lead poisoning in the United States occur among children who eat chips of lead-containing paint that have peeled off the ceilings and walls of old buildings. Lead paints were widely used for home interiors until the 1940's, and in many city slums, where buildings have been poorly kept. 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the children between the ages of one and five show evidence of lead ingestion. It is estimated that 3 per cent to 5 per cent have potentially toxic levels of lead in their blood. In many large cities, hundreds of cases among children are reported each year, but it is believed that the actual number may be much higher. In industries that use lead or lead components, lead poisoning among workers is a potentially serious hazard, but present control measures are so stringent that cases of industrial poisoning are rare.

Symptoms of lead poisoning develop slowly after several months of lead ingestion. Early symptoms are mild diarrhea, anemia and irritability. As the level of lead rises, stupor and convulsions occur, often leading to death. The prevention of lead poisoning is therefore of prime importance. An effective measure program includes making the public aware of the danger, testing paint in dilapidated buildings, examining children for evidence of lead ingestion, and keeping children out of unsafe houses. Stringent checks on the level of lead discharged from motorized vehicles and factories should be regularly carried out.

 

Points to include:

* lead poisoning among children

* lead poisoning among workers

* chips of lead-containing paint

* symptoms include mild diarrhea, anemia and irritability and convulsions

* check on lead discharged from vehicles and factories

 
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Cases of lead poisoning occur among children who eat chips of lead-containing paint peeled off from ceiling and walls of old houses. This is especially so in slums and large cities in industries that use lead or its components, workers are also exposed to lead poisoning. The symptoms include diarrhea, anemia, irritability and convulsions. To curb lead poisoning, awareness campaigns should be carried out. Children should be checked for lead ingestion. Paint in old buildings and discharges from vehicles should be monitored closely. ( 86 words )

     
 
 

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