Maryland Elementary School Students Exposed to Lead Due to Contaminated Water Pipes
Lead contamination and lead poisoning continue to be major health and safety issues impacting children and families throughout Baltimore and the state of Maryland. Recently, an elementary school in Landover Hills, Maryland was forced to hand out bottled water to students following the discovery of dangerous levels of lead in many of the water fountains and sinks at Glenridge Elementary School. Parents are worried that their children may have unknowingly been exposed to and ingested lead.
Lead is an extremely toxic metal, and when young children are exposed to even a small amount of lead, the consequences can be devastating and permanent. Lead poisoning can cause symptoms including:
- Delayed developmental growth
- Aggressive and/or antisocial behavior
- Learning disabilities
- ADD or ADHD
In more extreme cases, lead poisoning can also cause more acute and potentially deadly medical problems such as brain swelling (encephalitis), convulsions and coma.
Earlier this year it was estimated that as many as 56,000 children in Baltimore City could be at risk of lead poisoning due to hazardous, decaying lead paint found on the interiors and exteriors of many old homes in low-income neighborhoods. Whether children are exposed to lead in their drinking water, in the soil, or even in their own homes, it can cause a lifetime of serious health issues.
The attorneys at Yost Legal Group are experienced professionals ready to investigate your claim with compassion and determination. If your child was exposed to lead paint or any other environmental source of lead, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a FREE consultation.
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