A diet for lead poisoning? It probably doesn’t work

Published March 7, 2017

An article in The New York Times about recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that children eat a diet high in calcium, iron and vitamin C as a way of lowering blood lead levels interviews Katarzyna Kordas, associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, who said there is no harm in following the recommendations. “But,” she said, “it’s important not to rely on nutrition to protect children from lead exposure. There are no studies that show it will.” An articles also appeared in the Buffalo News.

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