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Old 06-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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Re: If your LO has had a lead test / screening....

Thanks for the replies! I really appreciate it!

I have been trying to do some reading, but I haven't yet gotten a feel of what an average or norm-type reading is. The previous "acceptable" 25 and below has now been reduced to 10 micrograms per deciliter and below. It isn't clear what, if any, is truly a safe range.

I am going to be sure to be more adamant about cleaning the window sills, mopping, and vacuuming. We don't wear shoes in the house. I'm also going to make sure to always include the recommended foods that help to remove lead from the system: greens, milk (not for DD2 yet), fruit, etc.-- mostly iron and calcium rich foods.

My nimrod ped. dr. never had my DD1 tested when she entered daycare. She will be starting kindergarten in a few months so she will definitely get tested now. We are also changing our ped-- not just b/c of this but a string of things. It is way overdue for moving on to a different provider!!

I'd like to get tested, too. I'm not sure if it can be passed through breastmilk.

Any other mamas that can also contribute? Please?

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